I've been admiring these coasters for quite some time. I think the idea of making coasters out of old magazines is quite brilliant. So of course, I needed to find out more about this lovely artist!
Q. How long have you been crafting?
A. I have always loved to make things and explore my creative side. I realized the possibilities were endless once I became a homeowner and took notice of all the bare walls. Once I learn how to sew there will be no stopping me, lol.
Q. How long have you had an etsy store?
A. I opened my Etsy Shop, AtchisonArt, in November 2008, just under 4 months.
Q. Where do you get inspiration?
A. Inspiration comes to me from many things in many forms. My love for my family, nature, pets, art, etc. all inspire me to create different pieces.
Q. Lastly, how in the world did you come up with the idea for those crazy coasters?
A. I happened to read an article about coasters and bowls that were made from rolled up newspaper. I thought I would try to make similar coasters, however, I substituted the newspaper with magazine pages as a way to throw color into the piece. For a final touch, I added yellow wavy ribbon along the edges as a colorful embellishment. When I first embarked on this project, I had no idea just how time consuming these coasters would be to complete...you would be surprised. I made a set for myself as well and discovered they are also useful as a place to rest a candle on.
Thank you so much, Atchison Art, for allowing me to feature you this week. Everyone, please check out her lovely shop here: www.atchisonart.etsy.com