a visit with: Drew Zangerle of The Maple Ridge

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!

This week we begin by spending some time with endearing and prolific returning Second Storie vendor, Drew Zangerle...

a visit with:

- Drew Zangerle - 

What first inspired you to create/make what you do now?
I'm inspired to make the things that I make from whatever it is that I just finished making. The ideas come from all over the place: books, photographs, various websites, nature, thrift stores, etc, etc, etc.

Your advice for someone just starting out
and wanting to sell their work?
The best advice I could give someone just starting off would be to start small and to talk with as many craft show vendors as you can to find out about new opportunities to show your work and other helpful hints.

- his workspace -

Three things or people who inspire you?
Three things that inspire me to work are spending time with other creative people, going to thrift and antique stores, and buying new supplies.

- his work -

Favorite way to take a break/recharge your creative batteries?
Two ways to unwind and recharge are to one: get out of the house and spend some time near water, and two: read a book (I've been reading a bit of science fiction lately).

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