1. When did you decide to start making eco-friendly stuff and what triggered your going green? In college I made weird sculptures out of newspapers or qtips, and liked making things out of stuff I already had. Partly because I lived in a dorm and didn’t have a lot of room and because I was a college student and didn’t have a lot of money! I also started painting on cardboard in college and that is when I fell in love with that material.
2. What recycled, reused, or eco-conscious materials do you typically use? What is your favorite? Cardboard! I love it. It can be made into any shape, and I love that it is so lightweight and portable. For such a simple material, it can be made into such cool things.
3. What non-art or craft related things do you try to do to lead an eco-savvy life?Recycle! My husband and I only own one car, so we definitely drive less than if we had two. I like shopping at thrift stores, then I find things no one else has and it’s an amazing deal! We also bring our own bags to the grocery store.
5. Do you have a green hero? Artist or environmentalist or just uber-eco friend?There are so many etsy artists that are my green heroes! I love the jewelry and clothing designers that use vintage, recycled pieces. The last two things I ordered from etsy were environmentally friendly. I ordered a t-shirt from partybots, who uses eco-friendly printing processes. And I ordered a necklace from gigglinggoldfish, who makes jewelry from scrabble tiles! Very cool.