Artist Series -- Hoganfe Handmade

Have you seen Hoganfe Handmade amazing bags? I love all of the fabric's that she chooses. Don't stand around and gaze at the stars or you might miss her newest bag design... I love the Origami bag and if I didn't love my teeny tiny bag that I've been carrying for (well I won't tell you how long) a while I would buy that bag! Ok, the other amazing thing about Mary is that she lives in Alaska! Seems I've made a friend with someone with the polar opposite weather as myself...There are time when I wish we could trade weather for a few today....

1. When did you become interested in art and did you choose art, or did it choose you?

I believe it was inherited. Going back thru my family history & also the current young adults; there are lots of artistic members in my family.

2. What do you like best about creating?

The creative discovery & the completed results of an idea are the exciting parts to me!

3. You get to spend one weekend each with three historical figures, an artist, a writer and one of your choice. Who are they and what will you talk about or do?

It is tough to narrow it down to just three but here goes:

Artist - Leonardo da Vinci we would discuss art, science & inventions
Writer- Shakespeare to see if he was a real person or a group of writers lol!
3rd choice is John Dee from the Elizabethan era - ask him loads of questions about his work for Queen Elizabeth, spying & a long list of other subjects!

4. How has the popularity of the Internet affected your work?

The internet made it possible to work directly from my home. This was not even a consideration prior to the internet.

5. Have you discovered any new technique to creating your work that you can share?

Yes but it is a tiny discovery but made my life easier. When threading a needle wet the thread as usual but also wet the needle-hole works every time!

6. How do you overcome artist block?

I have yet to get a block lol! I have a ton ideas & need more hours in my day!

7. If I walked into your studio this moment what would you show me first?

My newest creation!

What would you want to hide? My studio floor - loaded with scraps by the end of each day!

8. Describe something that comes up in your work because of a life experience?

COLOR! Love & need it especially here in Alaska!
You will probably notice my designs are colorful

9. Here’s $250 dollars, spend as much or as little as you like on Etsy.

It is funny I went to my etsy favs & all I have there is fabric!

Cliff Diver - Recycled Glass Beads

Queen Anne's Lace Hand Embroidered Pillow

Washout - Original Watercolor Painting

Cherry, Pistachio and Belgian Chocolate

Rose Petal Marshmallows

10. Describe what you do or who you are in a haiku.

FUN Handmade Handbags

Original & Quality

LOVE Custom Orders

11. Is there anything else that you would like to share?

Thank you Rose for this interview.

Your blog is unique & interesting!

9 reviews:

Sherry said...

I love this series, Rose, thanks for sharing another fabulous artist with us!


Michelle said...

Oh thanks so much both of you to
come up with this interview!
I love love love your designs!!!

Jennifer Dickerson said...

interesting questions, Rose, and Mary is a fun interview!!

Heather Kent's Art said...

Great interview! Love Mary's stuff.

That last question was GREAT! I'm going to start using that one if you don't mind. It's a promotion within a promotion.

Thanks for posting this interview!


Patty said...

Awesome interview!

Sarah John Afana said...

Mary's bags are as happy and fun as she sounds, thanks for sharing.

MAB Jewelry said...

Another lovely feature, RosieRose, and such pretty bags.

joyefulart said...

Beautiful bags with such great color, thanks for sharing!

Sigmosaics said...

Mary does have beautifull bright pouches and bags - she's always been super sweet to me. So nice to read about her 'all the way up there in alaska' - incredible!

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