a visit with Liz Yockel of The Fuzzy Bunny

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!

Today we're visiting with multi-talented maker and returning Second Storie vendor, Liz Yockel...

a visit with:

- Liz Yockel - 

What first inspired you to create/make what you do now?
A course in organic chemistry piqued my interest in soap making. A random weekend adventure to the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival resulted in fascination with all things fiber and I haven't been able to stop since.

Your advice for someone just starting out
and wanting to sell their work?
Listen to your friends and family when they compliment your work and encourage you. Chances are, if you listen to them and show other people your work, those people will love it just as much as those closest to you.

- her studio -

Three things or people who inspire you?
My parents inspired me from the very beginning and gave me the practical skills I needed to be a maker of things.

Being around other creative people is incredible the amazing members of my spinning guild, the Genesee Valley Handspinners Guild. A little creative energy, learning new techniques, and comparing notes always makes me want to break out my dye pots and spin up a new yarn.

- her work -

Favorite way to take a break/recharge your creative batteries?
Gathering up the furry creatures in my house for an outside adventure makes for a great break, both because we all get outside, and because herding bunnies is an exhilarating and futile activity.

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