What lit the fire under your belly and made you start your business?
The fire was really a desire to never have a boss. We don’t like being told what to do or how to do it. Right from graduating college, we knew we enjoyed working together and collaborating on ideas. It was very natural. We’d be making artwork together regardless if we had started the company or not. Everything just makes sense this way.
We have a lot of things we love about Renegade and the other craft fairs. We love the community of artists that we get to be a part of. We have made so many friends at these shows, both vendors and customers. Being surrounded by artists who love what they do AND being able to actually meet our customers on a beautiful weekend? Nothing better! Everyone is always in a fantastic, positive mood. Also the opportunity to travel and get our work in front of a real crowd of people. Nothing beats seeing a reaction to a piece in person and a screen print looks so much better when you are holding it as opposed to on a computer screen.
Process, process, process! It feels so gratifying to create artwork the old fashioned way. It’s like cooking. The food is always better when you know it was made from scratch, with love. Nothing against digital printing, we do not shy away from our generation and the technology available, but really putting your heart into pulling great prints is extremely satisfying. We have control over every detail from mixing the ink to pulling the screen. It’s labor intensive but the finished product is always worth it.