If you were judging by Instagram, it might be hard to believe that it was less than a year ago (and 4,000 followers give or take) that Sam Waid of Rise and Rejoice found her passion for embroidery and totally, absolutely, 100 percent, embraced it.Read More
It didn’t start out that way, but this blog has been built upon craftswomanship of all kinds. Its beauty is truly within the quality materials sourced by small local, national and global women and minority artists who take pride in the details of the handmade pieces they produce. The purpose? To empower the artists whose work I have fallen in love with over the years and create a marketplace where those artists can feel inspired but also supported, in their every endeavor. That is why (among other reasons) when I came across Santa Barbara designer Amy Digregorio and her amazing work, I not only fell in love with her amazing pieces but also came to truly admire the dedication and carefully crafted handiwork behind them. Her attention to detail, reliance on quality materials as well as quality pieces really sealed the deal.Read More
The side hustle is grueling.
The people who tell you its easy are lying. Because behind every perfectly polished article, picture, video, social media account or website, is a pile of mess ups, mix ups and pardon my french, but honestly, fuck ups lying on the cutting room floor that simply didn't make the big screen.Read More