a visit with: Alana & Francisco of Humunuku

Over the next few months leading up to our November market, Tuesday through Thursday we'll be showcasing one of our 2012 market artists, their work, and a little peek at where they make the magic happen. We hope you'll enjoy this new series, where we'll ask the same questions of each of our makers. 

You'll get to know a little bit about our talented makers and what inspires them, read about their favorite ways to recharge their creativity, and learn what experience has shown them to be an invaluable piece of the puzzle in selling their work. Come November, won't it be great to walk into a room filled with inspiring, familiar faces? We think so, too!

We're pleased to wrap up this week's visits by spending some time with dynamic creative duo and returning Second Storie vendors, Alana & Francisco...

a visit with:

- Alana & Francisco - 

What first inspired you to create/make what you do now?
With a background in fine art, we both met and got our start in Art School. We've always loved the idea of making things that are not only beautiful but useful.

Your advice for someone just starting out
and wanting to sell their work?
Truly believe and invest in yourself. Only do what you love and others will respond to what's genuine.

- their studio -

Three things or people who inspire you?
Nature, the nostalgic, and travel. We are happy in finding ways to amplify small details of nature around us or rendering a memory into something tactile. Our families both live far away, so when we travel, we always find something inspiring in the colors, textures, and people of other cultures.

- their work -

Favorite way to take a break/recharge your creative batteries?
Sometimes we need to step away and take a small trip, even if it's just a day trip or weekend. Getting a fresh pair of eyes and new perspective can help the creative process a ton. Sometimes, a quick mid-day nap is a treat.

Any news or upcoming events you'd like to share?
We are going to be launching a new line of work this fall. Some new designs, hand drawn illustrations, and some textile prints.

Get to know more about Alana & Francisco here:


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