A few months ago, I was asked by Danielle Williams, the editor of Belle Armoire magazine, if I'd like to share a story about my work in the Summer 2016 issue. I had never written for a magazine before and that kind of intimidated me, but I quickly tossed my fears aside and jumped at the chance to be featured in the publication. I'm a big fan of Stampington & Company magazines, they're so inspiring and always filled with very genuine, honest articles, written by people like you and me. There's a comfortable feeling of fellowship in the pages that I appreciate. So often we get snippets of ideas and images on social media and crave to know more about the behind-the-scenes thought process or inspiration. Belle Armoire gives artists and designers a stage to share their words, photography, and creations. When I sat down to write the article, I decided that I would just start typing – words, ideas, fragments of thoughts, whatever came to mind when I thought about my aprons. I was surprised to find that the story just flowed out of me without any stress or worry. No doubt, that was in part due to the encouragement from Danielle to "have fun" when writing, and to the creative atmosphere that Belle Armoire fosters. I'm honored to be a part of the latest issue where I talk about my hemp aprons – what inspired me to make them, and the process of giving them a history.
The summer issue of Belle Armoire is on newsstands now and also available to order online.