One of a Kind: What will you be bringing to the Spring show?
Amy: I will be bringing unique macrame wall hangings of various sizes and complexities. Plant hangers, pillows and other home decor as well.
One of a Kind: How did you get started with macrame?
Amy: I've always been an artist and I have an eclectic artistic background ranging from a BFA in Industrial Design to an MAT in Art Education. About a year and a half ago, I found myself working a lot on the computer doing photography and graphic design. I needed a hands on outlet and discovered macrame. Its relaxing, meditative process rejuvenates and inspires me.
One of a Kind: If you weren't an artist what would you be?
Amy: I'd be a lawyer. I love problem solving and working through situations.
One of a Kind: Describe your best vacation ever.
Amy: After my first year teaching high school art, I took a 4-week trip to Europe. The first week I explored Paris on my own and met other adventurers from Brazil and Europe alike. The second week I stayed in a hamlet in the French Alps with 20 other artists and teachers. We created artwork all day and bonded over wine and games at night. The third week I lounged and strolled through the Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne French towns. The final week I zipped all over Spain enjoying amazing beaches, museums and architecture.
One of a Kind: Finally it's Spring. What do you like most about this season?
Amy: The weather really makes me come alive! I love riding my bike on the lake path, feeling the breeze at home and dining al fresco around the city.
One of a Kind: Cubs, White Sox or other?
Amy: Either one! Cubs because I live on the North side. Sox because my parents are from the South side.