a visit with: JoAnn McGranahan of Vintage Refashioned

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 happy to wrap up the week by spending some time with one of our very own, multi-talented maker and Second Storie co-founder, JoAnn McGranahan...

a visit with:

- JoAnn McGranahan - 

What first inspired you to create/make what you do now?
For years my attention would fluctuate between an obsession with paper and an obsession with fabric & sewing. By embroidering directly onto paper, I am able to combine both of my passions.

Your advice for someone just starting out
and wanting to sell their work?
Trust your instincts and just do it! You simply have to take the chance and start. The rest will figure itself out.

- her studio -

Three things or people who inspire you?
Nature. Ephemera. Details.
I love tiny, forgotten things.

- her work -

Favorite way to take a break/recharge your creative batteries?
Nature. Getting outside to hike or walk in the woods works every time.

Get to know more about JoAnn here:


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