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Featured Seller: Roots and Feathers

Oct 21, 2011

by rootsandfeathers

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Laura Mazurek. I live in the hill country, where you can see the stars at night and watch the birds play in the morning. I’m 29 years old, and I’m married to my best friend. We just bought our first home and are nestling in with our kitty, pup and bird. I loved growing up in a small town and have learned a true appreciation for the small and sentimental. I had two amazingly talented and creative parents who taught me so much about life, love and art. I have a big heart for nature, friends, family and the deeper parts of life. I spend most of my days creating for my two Etsy shops, Roots and Feathers and Violet Bella.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I love to take drives with no destination in mind with my husband. I blog almost daily about my life and creations on my blog,Violet Bella. In the evenings I watch a few select shows and sometimes I like to just lie in the bathtub and read. For the most part, I am a homebody, but I do love the occasional good live show or date night with my bestie Shelley. And when I am not creating for myself, I also help my hubby with his screenprinting shop, Skyline Fever. He has been so supportive of me in all that I do and I love that I can be there for him, too!

What would be the title of your memoir?
The Girl With a Feather in Her Hand. I’ve always loved feathers, but after losing my grandfather at age 15, my family decided that he left us feathers when we needed him. Since then, I always find them when I most need them; they remind me of my parents.

Where does your inspiration come from?
It comes from so many different places, and most of the time I don’t know it until I’m feeling it. But mainly my inspiration comes through nature. I love the plants and creatures of this earth, along with the smells, colors and textures. I love that if you listen close enough, Mother Nature will show you the way. Music can also be very inspiring and driving. I can’t think of a time that I don’t listen to music while I am creating. I’m also very inspired by knowing I’m fulfilling a dream of mine.

What does handmade mean to you?
To me, the idea of handmade means someone sitting down with a thought or concept and bringing that idea from an incomplete sketch to an actual tangible piece of art, whether it be clothing, jewelry, a painting or a piece of music. It starts with one person, one thought, and grows from a seed to a full grown tree. For myself, I know how much love goes into just one piece of jewelry, and it feels like you are sending off a little piece of yourself each time you ship something. When I wear something that someone made by hand, I think of them every time I do; it brings that piece to life.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My parents. They taught me everything I know about how to love, how to treat people, how to be skillful in my art, how to run a business and how to keep your heart and soul in everything. I lost my mother to breast cancer almost four years ago, and I just recently lost my father to suicide. These two events have been the most devastating things I’ve had to endure in my life, as well as the most eye opening. Ironically, I’ve learned so much about myself and who I want to be because of losing them. It has taught me not to just stumble through this world, but to enjoy it, to love it, both through the good and bad. My mother saw it through rose-colored glasses, and my father struggled to see it that way. I have bits and pieces of both of them streaming through me, and I have chosen to take the best of both and surround myself with good memories of them. I’ve filled my home and studio with old sentimental things that belonged to both my parents. So much of what I do in my life is still for their love — in my heart it is never gone.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
Since I was little. My mom always kept me supplied with paper and pencils and I would draw on the walls. In high school I think it finally dawned on me that I was pretty good. I had the best art teacher all through school, but I was pretty stubborn and did not want to listen. It wasn’t until my senior year, when he finally allowed me to do my own thing, that I produced my first real piece of art, a hand-drawn portrait of my mother. He was highly impressed and stopped making me draw apples and oranges after that!

How would you describe your creative process?
For me, it’s more of a feeling. I get the desire to create. When it flows, I can just go on for hours before I realize I need to stop and eat. Every once in a while I will draw up some designs, just for fun. But mostly I just get out my supplies and start pulling together what is visually appealing to me at the time. I love not really knowing what I am going to make until it happens; it’s much more organic that way.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
I would love to spend a week behind the scenes at Red Velvet. Elsie has influenced me so much; it’s not only the things she creates, but her positive attitude, her devotion and enthusiasm to what she does, and her kindness in the handmade community. I’d love to observe her organization skills and how she accomplishes all that she does on a daily basis.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
A quilt of the sun my mom made when she was younger than me. It’s very ’60s, hand-stitched, a complete hippie masterpiece. I actually have two quilts she did that are equally precious and amazing. Sometimes I think I should have been born in her era.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
Step away. Take a bath. Go on a date with my friend. Read. Do things other than create. Listen to music.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Right where I am, but maybe with a little one at our feet. I’ve made it my goal to create a life where I can work at home so that one day we can raise our children here alongside my business, just like my parents did. I’d love for my husband to be able to do something similar and quit his day job. I’d also love to be growing a full organic garden, continuing to learn and make new things, and to still be kicking it strong with my amazing husband.

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323 comments

  • VoleedeMoineaux

    VoleedeMoineaux said 6 years ago

    I love that office!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 6 years ago

    Your textile pieces are just wonderful! Congrats on the feature. :)

  • TallyLocke

    TallyLocke said 6 years ago

    Yay! Congrats! Love your shop!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work!! I just moved out of the country and into 'the city', and already can't wait to get back!

  • SunshineSparrow

    SunshineSparrow said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature. really great work. love the iris ring.

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 6 years ago

    congratulations - great interview <3

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured artist. Beautiful work! Best wishes for many success :-)

  • LuminousCreation

    LuminousCreation said 6 years ago

    CONGRATS!!!! Love your work, so organic. Wishing you much success & happiness! xoxo

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love your work area. Congrats on the feature. Check out my facebook page: mooti designs

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 6 years ago

    Well I have loved your shop for ages and to be honest I have been waiting for a certain someone *cough husband* to buy something for me from your shop! Congrats to you! So glad to hear you married your best friend~

  • lunadesorrow

    lunadesorrow said 6 years ago

    You are such a beautiful, sacred, and shimmering soul. So happy for you and wishing you much continued success. Much love to you!

  • bekahgoff

    bekahgoff said 6 years ago

    I love her and her amazing blog! She is such a sweet lady!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    karma collects success !

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina said 6 years ago

    So lovely shop! Thanks for sharing your inspiring story! Congrats on the feature! Wishing you lots of success!

  • sewasong

    sewasong said 6 years ago

    congrats!! your work is very unique ♥

  • janelleybean1

    janelleybean1 said 6 years ago

    Amazing! I love you!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 6 years ago

    Glad to "meet" you. My heart goes out to you for your immeasurable losses. Here's to strength of spirit and carrying on with love and creativity :)

  • TableTopJewels

    TableTopJewels said 6 years ago

    You are an amazing young woman, life has many wonderful things in store for you. May your dreams come true.

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet said 6 years ago

    Wow what a beautiful tribute to your family. I want you for my daughter! Best of luck to you but I have a feeling you make your own.

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work space and work! old world modern feel. Congrats

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing such an absolute awesome yet humble interview. Congratulations as the newest featured artist!

  • AudPottery

    AudPottery said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being the featured seller! I love the shelves in your office and your work is beautiful!!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    A truly inspiring article! You have a wonderfully positive outlook even with all the heartache you've had to endure (I know how hard that is because I lost my own father to cancer when I was 18). This has been one of my favorite featured seller articles because I can totally relate to you. Congrats on being featured and I love the style of your photos too!

  • virginiaclara

    virginiaclara said 6 years ago

    I just love your esthetic! Thanks for being so open in your interview, it made for a wonderful read!

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 6 years ago

    Beautiful interview~ Congratulations!!!!

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 6 years ago

    Not only do you create gorgeous items, your writing style is beautiful too, perhaps someday a book is in the works? Congratulations on your shop and as you continue to make this world a beautiful place!

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 6 years ago

    love your style! great shop to feature~

  • LaTouchables

    LaTouchables said 6 years ago

    ...love reading about you! Your blog is a pure pleasure, and I love the bohemian vibe in your new shop. Congratulations!

  • poorpitifulpearl

    poorpitifulpearl said 6 years ago

    I love what Zesty Desk says here! I know Laura personally... and I am so inspired by her attitude and positive outlook. Her strength and courage is very contagious... and her talent is undeniable. She is really a jack of all trades too... she is a true artist who can do sooooo many things beautifully. Laura... you deserve this spot... You have worked so hard... and you are loved! Thank you Etsy for this feature! very inspiring to all of us.

  • editedit

    editedit said 6 years ago

    Congrats to the feature..very nice shop:)

  • PolClary

    PolClary said 6 years ago

    Amazing. I was touched by the idea of your grandfather leaving feathers for you when you most need them. What an amazing thought.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Gosh your story is so sad, its good to hear that your moving forward in a positive way. I had a similar painful experience last year and re-evaluated my own life too. Congratulations on getting featured.

  • Earleyimages

    Earleyimages said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature. Your items are beautiful.

  • epintado

    epintado said 6 years ago

    I love your shop!! I love to trade!!

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 6 years ago

    I LOVE your work! Congrats on the feature!

  • VintageRoseShop

    VintageRoseShop said 6 years ago

    What a lovely, heartfelt and authentic person you are, I loved reading this interview! Your shop, jewelry and photography are beautiful, and now I see that they are simply a reflection of you and your own beauty! I know a fellow kindred spirit and nature lover when I see one :) Wishing you the very best in life, and congratulations on this feature! x

  • MaieDae

    MaieDae said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Congrats on the feature love! :D

  • peshka

    peshka said 6 years ago

    Love your work!! congratulations

  • BooandBooFactory

    BooandBooFactory said 6 years ago

    I love Elsie from Red Velvet too! She's so sweet! Congrats on your feature!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 6 years ago

    Your interview was a fun read and I really love your pictures! Congratulations on the feature, your shop and items are so darling!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Such an amazing shop! Your work is beautiful!!! Congrats =)

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 6 years ago

    congrats to the feature, love your art:)

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your shop name and amazed with your organized desk... Doesn't look like mine at all :) Good luck with your shop.

  • AlyTheRed

    AlyTheRed said 6 years ago

    What a great interview. Thanks for sharing so much with us. I loved how much you talked about your upbrining and your beautiful parents. Many hugs and best wishes to you! Aly

  • hitmydreamyeyes

    hitmydreamyeyes said 6 years ago

    I was so happy this morning to see that Laura was the featured artist. I have been following her blog for a few years now and she deserves this feature so much. She is one of the most talented artist I have seen. Congrats Laura!

  • retrosugarandspice

    retrosugarandspice said 6 years ago

    Very creative work! Congrats on your feature :D

  • bigtwig

    bigtwig said 6 years ago

    A touching and inspirational read - I also sometimes feel I should have been born in my parents' era. I love the style of your items! Congratulations as well.

  • TheRicketyAttic

    TheRicketyAttic said 6 years ago

    You are very talented, and your story is so inspiring! Keep up the great work.

  • talk2thetrees

    talk2thetrees said 6 years ago

    Yayayayay! I'm so happy for you Laura!!

  • TheRicketyAttic

    TheRicketyAttic said 6 years ago

    You are very talented and your story is so inspiring. Keep up the great work!

  • hailsyeah

    hailsyeah said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Laura!! So excited for you and what this accomplishment means for you and your business(es!). Keep loving what you do- it shines through and that's what truly sets your work and your blog apart :)

  • andreacreates

    andreacreates said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature!

  • centurie

    centurie said 6 years ago

    I've been admiring your aesthetic for a while, and happy to see this recognition. Congratulations! On another note, I'm very sorry for the loss of your parents.

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh, gorgeous work! Congrats on your feature!

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 6 years ago

    Well, it's about TIME! Seriously, I've been a fan (of violetbella, but now this shop too, ) for a long time and I was glad to see your feature. Continued success and keep making beautiful things! p.s. I clicked on the link and read your latest blog entry just now and got all choked up! I've now bookmarked the blog. Have a happy and celebratory weekend!

  • DirtyLush

    DirtyLush said 6 years ago

    Awesome <3

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature - so well deserved! I LOVE your jewelry! Best wishes!

  • pulpsushi

    pulpsushi said 6 years ago

    What a moving feature. So sorry to hear about your loss but your courage and strength is inspiring. And commend you for running two gorgeous Etsy shops.

  • ornamentalprojects

    ornamentalprojects said 6 years ago

    Thanks for loving your husband and your parents :) True, faithful, knowing love is rare and a jewel. It's good for the whole world when we can love each other well...

  • CabinCastle

    CabinCastle said 6 years ago

    I love your outlook, studio, work and photography. Great feature, thanks for sharing your personal story of heartbreak and inspiration.

  • littleleestudios

    littleleestudios said 6 years ago

    I am inspired by your story, and the way you look at life. I think your shop is wonderful :)

  • LAPropShop

    LAPropShop said 6 years ago

    Wow!! Nuff said .......

  • PonderandStitch

    PonderandStitch said 6 years ago

    omg!! Sooooo awesome to see you here, Laura! congrats!!xoxo

  • sabiesabi

    sabiesabi said 6 years ago

    love your work! congrats!

  • Reclaimedcrafts

    Reclaimedcrafts said 6 years ago

    You is HOT! :) Lovely artical also ofc! lol

  • citybirds

    citybirds said 6 years ago

    laura is so amazing and soo inspiring! the last paragraph really rings true to me. i hope to be in her shoes one day! thanks for sharing! xo, cb

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Great shop.

  • GrinderGraphics

    GrinderGraphics said 6 years ago

    Love your work space and that shelving!! :)

  • robertcoffin

    robertcoffin said 6 years ago

    NICE WORK.

  • tiffanynichole

    tiffanynichole said 6 years ago

    Very empowering interview..... its nice to read that artists other than myself don't "plan" their work. You have beautiful taste, and I LOVE your studio/office..... absolutely inspiring!!! Congrats on your feature :~)

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 6 years ago

    loved reading your interview - inspirational. beautiful work - congrats on the feature!

  • SoVeryCharming

    SoVeryCharming said 6 years ago

    I really love your style - congrats!

  • artworkbycatherine

    artworkbycatherine said 6 years ago

    You've accomplished so much at your young age and I'm always inspired by your blog. Hugs, Catherine Denton

  • lesinfin

    lesinfin said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop and inspiring interview! Congrats!! xoxo

  • Cast3131

    Cast3131 said 6 years ago

    After reading your blog, i'm glad etsy decided to feature such a talented and graciously candescent individual. Blessings to your family and future.

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!

  • littlefeatherstudio

    littlefeatherstudio said 6 years ago

    I love your style! I am going to check out your blog. I'm sorry to hear about the death of your parents.

  • silverbutterfly9

    silverbutterfly9 said 6 years ago

    Laura, I love your shop and I am so glad that now everyone ealse knows how awesome and beautiful your jewelry is! congrats I wish you so much success

  • indigoandbatik

    indigoandbatik said 6 years ago

    love your work! congrats on the feature!

  • HappyBonesArt

    HappyBonesArt said 6 years ago

    What an inspiring and truly touching interview. Congrats on the feature! Love your work. Best of luck with everything!

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap said 6 years ago

    Yay, Laura! Congratulations and what a beautiful interview. Best wishes for continued success!

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 6 years ago

    great work! Congrats on the feature :O)

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 6 years ago

    Love her work! Congrats! :)

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Good luck with your endeavor.

  • wildfireatheart

    wildfireatheart said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring... I love your positive attitude and how you take life just how you want it, no excuses. Very beautiful!

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 6 years ago

    I love your style ! very very nice ..congrats

  • thecupcakekid

    thecupcakekid said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and incredible photographs!

  • biddlebeed

    biddlebeed said 6 years ago

    In your story I see pieces of myself - You inspire me - Congratulations!

  • DreamsSparkle

    DreamsSparkle said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, Truly inspiring.

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 6 years ago

    Best of luck to you. So young to have went through all that you've experienced with your mother and father. Peace and love to you, you certainly deserve it. Beautiful creations too.

  • helloDODOshop

    helloDODOshop said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Your photography is amazing, well done!

  • ILoveLune

    ILoveLune said 6 years ago

    You are beautiful - I love that you're featured here. Congrats Laura - this is going to be a great season for you!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 6 years ago

    Congrats!!! I am so happy to see you being featured artist. Love ur work and ur blog xoxox

  • theStarcraft

    theStarcraft said 6 years ago

    beautiful! congratulations!!! love your office, so damn cute!!

  • twoinspireyou

    twoinspireyou said 6 years ago

    Very sweet, different and small town... I like that:) Congrats to you!

  • lourdeskane1

    lourdeskane1 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful office and shop. Congrats!!!

  • vitamini

    vitamini said 6 years ago

    I just gave one of your necklaces to my sister for her birthday. She absolutely loved it! Congratulations on the feature!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Such a beautiful shop! You are so lovely!

  • scrufmeisterk

    scrufmeisterk said 6 years ago

    I'm so proud of you. Amazing. Truly. You deserve this and have worked so hard. Love you!

  • mysticrafts

    mysticrafts said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work from a beautiful soul. I loved your article, it's so inspiring. Congrats on the feature:o)

  • alk1989

    alk1989 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! What a pleasant surprise to see you as a featured seller! <3

  • Bluegirldesign

    Bluegirldesign said 6 years ago

    I love your work and you are just beautiful. What does your tat on your arm say? I love that Avalon Ballroom style art.

  • heartdosheart

    heartdosheart said 6 years ago

    love your shop. I too, I wonder if I should have be raised in the 60's

  • Armalique

    Armalique said 6 years ago

    Great feature and beautiful work too. Congratulations! :)

  • sailorpinkvintage

    sailorpinkvintage said 6 years ago

    Nice! Very beautiful and classic...XOOXO

  • BlueSparrowatx

    BlueSparrowatx said 6 years ago

    I think you're my favorite featured seller..I loved your story..you are very inspiring. And you're really pretty!! :)

  • StillSparkles

    StillSparkles said 6 years ago

    Cool!

  • SoBayBaubles

    SoBayBaubles said 6 years ago

    I love the attitude, the shop, the concept, your work, everything. I'm twice your age, & aspire to be you when I grow up. Thank you for sharing. :o)

  • TheCrazyGoatLadySoap

    TheCrazyGoatLadySoap said 6 years ago

    I'm just starting out with etsy and I love hearing the stories of features sellers. Beautiful work! You are very inspiring... I love feathers to and have been colleting them from my guineas and the 5 different breeds of chickens that free range my farm. Thanks for sharing your story and your work.

  • Linohandmade

    Linohandmade said 6 years ago

    Nice work, congrats ! TT Team

  • JewelryByDeezines

    JewelryByDeezines said 6 years ago

    Laura, congrats on your feature! I can relate to your comments on so many different levels. I love that you are following your dream to create, at home in the country. And I adore your parents for giving you the foundation and values to follow what inspires you! I can imagine a peaceful world whereby everyone does that....guess I should have been born in the 60's era, too!Good luck, your items are awesome! Dee

  • FleaMarketGal

    FleaMarketGal said 6 years ago

    amazing style love the tattoo can't wait to read your blog Cheers!

  • Unify

    Unify said 6 years ago

    Her work is amazing and I adore her work space!

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 6 years ago

    Love your attitude! Love your shop-Congrats :)

  • beebottomdesigns

    beebottomdesigns said 6 years ago

    Inspiring story! You've got the right attitude and outlook on life. Keep up the great work.

  • sdgsupplies

    sdgsupplies said 6 years ago

    Love your designs...and your story!

  • biophiliadesigns

    biophiliadesigns said 6 years ago

    congratulations to a much deserved etsy artisan!! fantastic, spirited, dreamy work as always... i cant wait to be a customer to support you and rock your incredible designs! best of luck!

  • ireckon

    ireckon said 6 years ago

    bless your heart! we love your style!xo

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 6 years ago

    Your work is amazing! I loved reading your answers, I felt I could really relate! Congratulations!!! :)

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 6 years ago

    Very cool to read about your story. I love that feathers are so meaningful. Congrats and wishing you continued success.

  • designedbyjane

    designedbyjane said 6 years ago

    Inspirational!! x

  • Rainbowteek

    Rainbowteek said 6 years ago

    Beautiful & Inspiring!

  • GeorgieGirlLLC

    GeorgieGirlLLC said 6 years ago

    Wow, love the office. Great interview. Congratulations.

  • AukinasGoddess

    AukinasGoddess said 6 years ago

    you have such a beautiful heart. i'm glad to see you as the featured seller. love and blessings to you, sister. ♥

  • JulietteJ

    JulietteJ said 6 years ago

    Congrats Laura! Very interesting interview, and lovely items, apart from the leather ones : ( I loooooove your blue velvet dress by the way, it's absolutely gorgeous!! : )

  • carolemma

    carolemma said 6 years ago

    Just recently discovered your shop and love, LOVE your work! Congratulations on the feature - well deserved!

  • wanderthisway

    wanderthisway said 6 years ago

    what a wonderful and touching interview! so glad to see your shop here, I have been a fan ever since I first stumbled across your beautiful shop. thanks for the inspiration. best wishes to you!

  • humblepeacock

    humblepeacock said 6 years ago

    i love your shop, your items, your creativity and your interview. Very touching and i wish you all the very best!!

  • BubbyAndBean

    BubbyAndBean said 6 years ago

    Laura is an amazing person - both as an artist, and as a person. I feel lucky to "know" her through the online world and our blogs, and was so thrilled to find out she was going to be Featured Seller! I own one of her necklaces and it is in my top 5 favorite pieces of jewelry. Her work is stellar quality and very unique. Go Laura! xo, melissa

  • mavimor

    mavimor said 6 years ago

    very nice interview, I met you & your work through this & I'm happy for that! congrats!

  • LOVEnLAVISH

    LOVEnLAVISH said 6 years ago

    Great interview and I love your shop,which have some fun pieces.

  • leeannline

    leeannline said 6 years ago

    What a lovely lady you are, you make me proud to be from Texas!

  • Cheryldine

    Cheryldine said 6 years ago

    Beautiful,Beautiful, You are blessed and may you get everything you want.

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    Laura, congratulations on your feature. I was moved by your very open interview. Thank you.

  • JypsyLight

    JypsyLight said 6 years ago

    What a cutie pie! Have loved your shop for a long time ~~~ Congrats on the interview!

  • lucytaylordesigns

    lucytaylordesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing, you are an inspiration Xx

  • LaLimeEnRose

    LaLimeEnRose said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this! Very good article! :)

  • jpgphotography

    jpgphotography said 6 years ago

    I'm touched by your interview. Congrats on your success and your feature :)

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful interview, it touched me...Congratulations on the feature!

  • Mirael

    Mirael said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Great interview! Thanks for sharing and best of luck!

  • dimestoreemporium

    dimestoreemporium said 6 years ago

    Fabulous interview congrats, It,s been so nice to learn bit about you and creative life, it all sounds so great. Thanx for sharing it all with us

  • HardlySimpleDesigns

    HardlySimpleDesigns said 6 years ago

    Your feature is so inspiring! I love your work and your workspace. I also love that you mentioned Elsie and Red Velvet. I have been following her blog for over 4 years now. I feel the same way about her work. Congrats on your feature and much success! :)

  • arebycdesign

    arebycdesign said 6 years ago

    love it!

  • SundayOwl

    SundayOwl said 6 years ago

    So happy to see you as the featured seller! A beautiful soul...LOVE your shop and your blog.

  • bluebirdss

    bluebirdss said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Love your work~

  • skinbyalicia

    skinbyalicia said 6 years ago

    I love your art!

  • thefuriousfrog

    thefuriousfrog said 6 years ago

    i really enjoyed reading your story!It's nice to know i'm not the only one that loves feathers. I wish you continued success and lots of happiness. Also LOVE your work space!

  • MySelvagedLife

    MySelvagedLife said 6 years ago

    loved reading this! congratulations Laura!

  • Kzionland

    Kzionland said 6 years ago

    I love your work! It's always a joy to see artists create from their soul!

  • BellaAngelle

    BellaAngelle said 6 years ago

    Beautiful girl, beautiful soul, beautiful artist.....So happy for you, Laura! Love & Blessings, friend <3

  • SpaGoddess

    SpaGoddess said 6 years ago

    Amazing inspiration! Thank you:)

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 6 years ago

    So lovely. I just love the feelings you have toward your parents. I took Elsie's Biz course a couple of years back now...and I know what you mean about admiring all of her energy! When I was reading your blog...your energy reminded me very much of Elsie! Feathers...we saw an osprey flying overhead today. I really love the feather hanging by your hip...beautiful.

  • zulemaann

    zulemaann said 6 years ago

    So proud of you Laura! You are an inspiration!

  • artbymitochondria

    artbymitochondria said 6 years ago

    Everything about your story is so inspiring. I can connect deeply with most all that you say, and I just want to say that I am proud of you and congratulations. Keep up the great work and attitude. Great job!

  • richardwilliams1

    richardwilliams1 said 6 years ago

    A great bio. You do wonderful work. A true artist.

  • richardwilliams1

    richardwilliams1 said 6 years ago

    A great bio! You do wonderful work. A true artist.

  • bailiwicknotions

    bailiwicknotions said 6 years ago

    Very inspirational, I love how you are able to just let your self go when you create. I wish I could do that.

  • richardwilliams1

    richardwilliams1 said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story! You do great work. A true artist.

  • bailiwicknotions

    bailiwicknotions said 6 years ago

    I love how you are able to just let yourself go when creating. I wish I could do that.

  • DarwinsDress

    DarwinsDress said 6 years ago

    You are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing your true thoughts and feelings. I love your description of handmade starting with one person and one thought and it grows from a seed into a full grown tree. That is so beautiful and exactly what is so special about all the handmade art pieces here on Etsy is that they are each one of a kind and can only exist if that one person who creates them does the creating and puts a little piece of their soul into each art work they create! Best of Luck in all your creating and living!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 6 years ago

    Such a tender + lovely interview! You will make an amazing mama someday :) Congratulations!

  • RaggedandWrecked

    RaggedandWrecked said 6 years ago

    Great interview! Congrats on the feature!

  • TejasVintage

    TejasVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, Laura on being chosen for this Etsy feature. Your work is beautiful just like you. You are such an inspiration. Keep it up kid and yes, your mom and dad are smiling down on you!

  • kidlee

    kidlee said 6 years ago

    one of the best feature yet. thank you so much for sharing. something we all could look up to. huge hugs all around OX

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    i loved reading your heartfelt interview, a very inspirational person & artist you are...cheers to mother nature & you! xo p.s. looking forward to checking out your blog!

  • asherjasper

    asherjasper said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing - you interview really touched me. Your outlook on life resonates with me and the love you mention for your family. We are raising our children in an environment that sounds similar to how you describe your childhood. I am so sorry for the early loss of such important people in your life - it sounds like they gave you a wonderful start.

  • PomLove

    PomLove said 6 years ago

    wow - amazing feature. you are a very talented and inspiring person. thanks for sharing such personal stories - sounds like you have a million loving memories, and a beautiful future ahead of you. :)

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop. Congrats!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    Lovely, heartfelt story and inspirational shop. Laura, may the sun always peek through the clouds for you.... XXX

  • Vanessaisms

    Vanessaisms said 6 years ago

    Your parents are so proud of you! Keep up the good work!

  • KamNCo

    KamNCo said 6 years ago

    Beautiful show, wonderful items, amazing soul. Congratulations on the feature!

  • nicilaskin

    nicilaskin said 6 years ago

    Congratulations from me too, you deserve it, i wish you the best here on Etsy and in your life, your shop and your items are truly amazing

  • Suppliesjungle

    Suppliesjungle said 6 years ago

    Nice Pic~!

  • ReynasCloset

    ReynasCloset said 6 years ago

    i love your shop!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • scandivintage

    scandivintage said 6 years ago

    Simply gorgeous! :)

  • downhomepurl

    downhomepurl said 6 years ago

    You're shop is absolutely beautiful! I am so inspired by all the lovely things you create!

  • Welliejellie

    Welliejellie said 6 years ago

    hi just looked at your shop and the products are stunning.i have just opened my shop and hope that i do as well.

  • shelterprotectsyou

    shelterprotectsyou said 6 years ago

    congrats, lady!!! your interview is awesome! xoxo

  • motinia

    motinia said 6 years ago

    love your style!

  • irishbabies

    irishbabies said 6 years ago

    One of my favorite interview, congrats

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 6 years ago

    Wonderful... but I'm sure you already knew that!

  • KImberleah

    KImberleah said 6 years ago

    amazing interview and also one of my favorites so far... your items in your shop are beautiful! I love each and every one of them!

  • chiquiita

    chiquiita said 6 years ago

    Laura congratulations! You are truly an inspiration ---an example of a modern girl with vintage values.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and touching story. Thank you for sharing a bit of your beautiful outlook on life and art. Congrats & keep up the amazing-ness!

  • Birdnestsandpaper

    Birdnestsandpaper said 6 years ago

    I am so inspired by your art, your story and your lifestyle! What a treat it was to read this article, and to see how you walk-your-talk. Congratulations on being the featured artist and thank you for adding so much to my life by sharing yours. xo Elise

  • soulreflections

    soulreflections said 6 years ago

    Great soul...may you continue to have great success as you spread that wonderful light. Sarah

  • soulreflections

    soulreflections said 6 years ago

    Great soul...may you have great success as you continue to spread your wonderful light. Sarah

  • ElementsbyJulie

    ElementsbyJulie said 6 years ago

    An inspiration! Congratulations on your success Laura, you are right where you are supposed to be : )

  • MadeByKathryn

    MadeByKathryn said 6 years ago

    So wonderful. I love your attitude, style, and especially your ideas about your family life. It's so great the way you describe your relationship with your husband. Your little world has very much warmed and inspired me! Thank you so much for existing, doing your thing, loving nature and all things!

  • stringingintherain

    stringingintherain said 6 years ago

    congratulations! love your creativity! also, love the shelves in your office - too cool! :)

  • ninagregg

    ninagregg said 6 years ago

    super cool ! check out ninagregg.com -handmade purses, apparel, and accessories <3

  • CactusCreek

    CactusCreek said 6 years ago

    I luv your style and vision. I have developed a passion for beautiful feathers and feather art. I've gathered many on my own, but I've traded for a couple of beautiful smudge fans. I never know how anything I create will turn out, I start one way and it goes a different direction altogether! Great stuff!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Okay, so now that I have wiped the tears away, I just want to say how proud I am of you, learning from the hard things you have had to endure and never closing your heart to love and creating, although you would have every reason to, according to what the "world" says. Keep that purity, that love and passion for all that you do. It will keep you right on the path that was intended for your life. Your creations are wonderful, free, simple, elegant...your love shines through. Me ke aloha pumehana..with heartfelt love, Connie

  • NicoSho11

    NicoSho11 said 6 years ago

    Congrats on beng featured and on finding your passion in life. I love your work, your style and your outlook on life! Way to go! Good luck to you and your family.

  • marcgounard

    marcgounard said 6 years ago

    Love your creations, lots of my work also start one way and finish completely different, the process is so much fun. Congratulation!!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Your work is very creative and unique! Congrats on this article!

  • DamselofDainty

    DamselofDainty said 6 years ago

    You're such an inspiration. Loved reading this interview, thank you.

  • violintide

    violintide said 6 years ago

    Great shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • naahqadar

    naahqadar said 6 years ago

    inspiring,....congrats!

  • ekohaus

    ekohaus said 6 years ago

    Love your style !

  • UpcountryAngel

    UpcountryAngel said 6 years ago

    You are an amazing lady. Your heart is strong. I wish you love

  • johnnyvintage

    johnnyvintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats, love your shop and your style!!

  • ZavalickDesigns

    ZavalickDesigns said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful, inspirational, and very real interview - thank you for sharing! Your pieces are so creative and unique! Congrats on the feature!!

  • TNTees

    TNTees said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature- I love that you're so down to earth and managed to make me cry and smile at the same time. Wishing you much happiness and success!

  • RockStarFeathers

    RockStarFeathers said 6 years ago

    What a lovely shop and a wonderful story! I wish you and your husband all the best! Congrats on the feature as well! <3

  • stormylovesart

    stormylovesart said 6 years ago

    One of the best features I have ever read and seen. You are an amazing young woman. And yes, you made me cry... I wish you all the best in this life!!!

  • NaviWing

    NaviWing said 6 years ago

    This interview was really, really inspiring. Thank you for telling your story and for making all the things you do. It's always awesome to be reminded of the genuine nature of truly dedicated indie artists!

  • HamptonHouseVintage

    HamptonHouseVintage said 6 years ago

    Such a lovely lady. This is the best article I have read...truly inspirational. Keep on keeping on!

  • Textilemonster

    Textilemonster said 6 years ago

    Laura , World needs more of your kind.A sweet and compassinate yet strong soul a wonderful artist. Congratulation on your feature!!! XOXO Mine

  • SugarBabyStore

    SugarBabyStore said 6 years ago

    Wow... congratulations!!! You truly deserve this recognition!! xoxo

  • jenjenpb

    jenjenpb said 6 years ago

    How Creative! Love your work!

  • ValinthePaperValley

    ValinthePaperValley said 6 years ago

    Huge congrats to you Laura ! Amazingly I had never stumbled upon your shops and I completely connect with your work on Roots & Feathers. Your interview made me smile outside and inside so much, and teary as well as I am also a flower child and my dearest mum passed away w cancer almost two years ago too (that's her half seen on my avatar and shop banner). I sincerely wish you all the best and much more success to come for your shops and life with your hubbie and animal friends ! Val

  • dabsh01

    dabsh01 said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature... I like the fact that your creations are original... love your work, all the best

  • beatroad

    beatroad said 6 years ago

    Love your work in both shops. It's always fun to look back at a seller's first sales, and their older product photos. It's motivating. :)

  • alittlewisdom

    alittlewisdom said 6 years ago

    This one is just for you Laura... "It's cool to go places where working people are happy." - Neil Young

  • ManoBello

    ManoBello said 6 years ago

    Congrats! <3

  • NeverSayNeverAgain

    NeverSayNeverAgain said 6 years ago

    Your work is sensational! What an inspiration to all of us fellow Espians aspiring to make that kind of magic! Love your story; love what you do!!! Great Job!

  • Melindamilkshake

    Melindamilkshake said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous photographs, truly inspirational.

  • Laughingdogstudio

    Laughingdogstudio said 6 years ago

    Cool!

  • underthenightmoon

    underthenightmoon said 6 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful story of true love and art....congrats and best to you! p.s Neil Young-best live show ever... :)

  • StudioBotanica

    StudioBotanica said 6 years ago

    You're story is beautiful and touching. Wishing you continued success!

  • ShirtOnDog

    ShirtOnDog said 6 years ago

    Congrats! And i pray you reach all your goals!! Gorgeous work and very inspirational!

  • Bedelias

    Bedelias said 6 years ago

    Congratulatiosn on being featured! I really enjoyed reading your story, thanks for sharing. Beautiful talent.

  • sarahbriggs

    sarahbriggs said 6 years ago

    great feature! amazing how much we creatives have in common - i feel like i'd love hanging out with you!! i'll be looking at this blog for a while :)

  • SlippinSouthern

    SlippinSouthern said 6 years ago

    Wow, you are amazing and you have such a interesting life story... you've been through so much and you still have so far to go. Your blog is also fantastic... I love it y'all. Keep doin what you're doin. G

  • dakotacrafts

    dakotacrafts said 6 years ago

    Loved your interview, Love your shop! Keep doing what you love and loving what you do! ♥

  • luckyspotshop

    luckyspotshop said 6 years ago

    Really enjoyed your interview!

  • malibloom

    malibloom said 6 years ago

    Oh I sent you a note today BEFORE I realized you've been featured! Such a real and wonderful interview....I am so sorry for the loss of your parents...May God bless and Comfort you... Wishing you loads of joy and boundless creativity on your Etsy adventure!

  • DreamCake

    DreamCake said 6 years ago

    Wow; I love your shop and loved reading your posts. Very inspirational! Your story about feathers was particularly touching. Keep up the great work!

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 6 years ago

    Original and gorgeous! Congratulations on being featured.

  • Davs

    Davs said 6 years ago

    LOVE!

  • AdornmentsbyDebbie

    AdornmentsbyDebbie said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured. I really enjoyed reading your story, very open and insightful. You have a beautiful shop and an awesome looking studio space--wish you all the best.

  • robinwade

    robinwade said 6 years ago

    I love that you are completely and beautifully you! Your work is amazing. Thank you for allowing us to have a peek at what inspires you.

  • ibeau

    ibeau said 6 years ago

    love all your creations!!

  • elenasorianocs

    elenasorianocs said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your job & your style!

  • RJPOWLUS

    RJPOWLUS said 6 years ago

    I agree with one of the other comments...not only do you create beautiful - you also write beautiful. Glad I took the time to click!

  • AlongCameMary

    AlongCameMary said 6 years ago

    Wow. Very unique and beautiful work. The beauty of the way you're appreciating life is showing through your work, and that makes it so unique and wonderful. So sorry for the losses you suffered. My mom passed of breast cancer in 2007 as well. You're not alone. Move forward and shine like the star you are!

  • jaipuronlines

    jaipuronlines said 6 years ago

    Beautiful interview~ Congratulations!.......

  • discerningchichi

    discerningchichi said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and beautiful person inside and out! Love your workspace too!

  • MaMagasin

    MaMagasin said 6 years ago

    I am in love with your work space

  • smileykylie97

    smileykylie97 said 6 years ago

    I love your wooden earrings and rings! So original! You have a lovely story. All the best...

  • LeiLiLaLoo

    LeiLiLaLoo said 6 years ago

    Beautiful interview. The things you say about your parents' death touched me so. your work is amazing!

  • Jackphelpsstudio

    Jackphelpsstudio said 6 years ago

    Love your work !

  • dejavuartstore

    dejavuartstore said 6 years ago

    Amazing works!

  • Nymphasarda

    Nymphasarda said 6 years ago

    I love your style and your soul dear Laura <3 kisses Giuliedda

  • lonealaskangypsy

    lonealaskangypsy said 6 years ago

    You absolutely inspire me. As I read this I truly felt as though I had found my long lost twin whom just happens to be a decade older than me and where I want to be in life. Your hippie soul, love of nature and gardening, plans for the future based on little ones, and artistic style all share the same traits I try to incoorperate into my life. I loved your interview! You truly deserved to be featured!

  • RighteousCouture

    RighteousCouture said 6 years ago

    Love your creativity! Very inspiring.

  • bluehawaiivintage

    bluehawaiivintage said 6 years ago

    What beautiful work! So awesome that you are pursuing your dream!!!!!!

  • Elinesshop

    Elinesshop said 6 years ago

    Laura, your interview is great!!! I love both your shops! Your creations are so inspiring!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 6 years ago

    Great job! Amazing photos!!

  • subtleacts

    subtleacts said 6 years ago

    Such a wonderful interview! You are a truly gifted artist...keep up the awesome work!

  • seule771

    seule771 said 6 years ago

    I like your work space; t'is a crafty artist inhabitant. I once worked with a Maura Kazorek and had a daughter, but could not be of your age as yet. Being that I am slowish in all things, who knows this daughter could be fully grown in due time and doing wonders like her mother Maura. They hail in the South Shores of Braintree, MA. Crafts folks are inventive; I am neither. Be well.

  • JenYadi

    JenYadi said 6 years ago

    This gives me hope. Thanks for sharing your amazing story with us...

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 6 years ago

    Your art is gorgeous!! :) Congrats on your feature!

  • NaTuRaLLyMYsTiCaL

    NaTuRaLLyMYsTiCaL said 6 years ago

    Very nice interview and deff inspiring. You have amazing talent,and will go far. I love your style,and natural creations.

  • sophiehillartist

    sophiehillartist said 6 years ago

    Beautiful soul, gorgeous creations - love you Laura! <3

  • Marumadrid

    Marumadrid said 6 years ago

    No words warm enough to be written in spanish, so: Aunque este fuera el comentario 1 millón, te digo que me parece que tienes 100 años aunque no llegas a los 30. Tanta vida, tantas cosas bonitas por ofrecer... suerte, sonrisas y lo mejor para esta linda desconocida :)

  • LoveFromCapeCod

    LoveFromCapeCod said 6 years ago

    Laura~ I am so happy that you were featured here on etsy and that I had the chance to get to know you through your words and art and smile...I have been drawn to read your featured post a few times, each time coming away with more appreciation for who you are and how you choose to live your life. I know you have had many heartaches in your life, but you have chosen to put your energy and light toward the love within your soul and focusing on all the GOODness in your life. THAT is a gift you give yourself, as well as those that come to know you. Thank you for being Y O U !! :) xoxo Sandi

  • orangeonbroadway

    orangeonbroadway said 6 years ago

    Too cool!!! Congrats!

  • emor21

    emor21 said 6 years ago

    SO EXCITING!! great news, i am so happy for you...congratulations!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature! love your work and shops. your photos take us into a whole other world full of style and gorgeousness.

  • barnheart

    barnheart said 6 years ago

    I loved reading your interview and your shop is amazing! Congratulations!

  • ChanelledCreations

    ChanelledCreations said 6 years ago

    It's a pleasure to meet an Artist so filled with love and life and willing to share with the world.

  • WeAreCreatures

    WeAreCreatures said 6 years ago

    LOVE Roots and Feathers shop! What beautiful energy you display. We are so happy to see you as a featured artist. All the best, Em & Ev

  • aspendreams

    aspendreams said 6 years ago

    How very exciting and mucho congrats on being featured. Your inventory is beautiful.

  • juliegarland

    juliegarland said 6 years ago

    I love your shop! Congratulations!!

  • meecee

    meecee said 6 years ago

    Great feature piece. Love you work space and the sentiments you shared. Congrats and good luck. Remember to listen to the wind!

  • micahsolomon

    micahsolomon said 6 years ago

    You are insane in the most amazing way!!! <3

  • DiaperCakeBoutique

    DiaperCakeBoutique said 6 years ago

    Ooooooh nice shop! Congrats :)

  • rinamiriam

    rinamiriam said 6 years ago

    Beautiful stuff!

  • Potion9

    Potion9 said 6 years ago

    love your aesthetic and ambition. Good luck in all you do. Thanks for sharing.

  • ninahagen

    ninahagen said 6 years ago

    Great profile! I am inspired by your goal to raise a little one at home. As someone I love keeps telling me, "Leap, and the net will appear!"

  • MzLoca

    MzLoca said 6 years ago

    you're work is gorgeous, i enjoyed reading and learning the more personal side of you.

  • Fromglentoglen

    Fromglentoglen said 6 years ago

    This is the most wonderful and uplifting Heart Share and insight into your creative process and to the way you approach life. I am in complete agreement and believe too in living life this way! Thank you for your openness. This interview could be a chapter in your book! Kathleen Sonya Leasure

  • bfly1

    bfly1 said 6 years ago

    You are so inspiring ;)

  • donver

    donver said 6 years ago

    Great Job. wonderful work.

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 6 years ago

    Love your work so rustic!Also love your office!

  • tribenouveau

    tribenouveau said 6 years ago

    That shelf is wonderful and I'm inspired!

  • undertheroot

    undertheroot said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and inspiring feature.. subtle and scrumptuous stylings too. Congratulations!

  • Dawn0456

    Dawn0456 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your artwork is wonderful!

  • SarasBeadedBoutique

    SarasBeadedBoutique said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Love your shop =)

  • BrittneyWest

    BrittneyWest said 6 years ago

    Beautiful beautiful work! Thank you for sharing you inspiring passion! "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." --Rumi

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 6 years ago

    Very Unique Items!

  • lostcabinvintage

    lostcabinvintage said 6 years ago

    What an amazing young woman...I am so glad you featured Laura...I have followed her blog for ages and she is totally deserving of this write up!

  • skylinefever

    skylinefever said 6 years ago

    im so very proud of you. you inspire me every day. im so happy to be your husband and friend :)

  • diycharm

    diycharm said 6 years ago

    natural factor,real lifestyle. enjoy... ...

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 6 years ago

    Laura ..so happy for your featured seller ... beautiful natural artist ! I really connected with your very special interveiw

  • TheBlessedMess

    TheBlessedMess said 6 years ago

    Whar an inspiring interview! Wish you all the best in your life's goals!!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    Your work is beautiful!

  • mystichintime

    mystichintime said 6 years ago

    What a great work space! Best of luck to you :)

  • CircleofLifeVA

    CircleofLifeVA said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on this wonderful feature. It was an inspiring interview and such a heartfelt tribute to your family, life and soul. The love you feel resonates in your beautiful artwork. Being surrounded by handmade artwork makes the moments in life so pleasurable and when I look at the items in my house or pieces that I wear I feel such a personal connection between myself and the artist as well. Best wishes and much success to you.

  • EsBello

    EsBello said 6 years ago

    Great interview... awesome work... I'm from the Hill country myself :)

  • MadeinMogotes

    MadeinMogotes said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful interview. You've got a lot of heart to turn your pain into creativity and a gorgeous shop to show for it. Love those studio shelves too :) Congrats on the interview. x

  • TheBohoChick

    TheBohoChick said 6 years ago

    I so agree. I always start with an idea...but something goes "wrong" or not the way I planned. Then I have to improvise and redesign. It is so much fun to discover the artist within that surprises even yourself! I tell my daughter that...don't sweat it, it will turn out even better than you planned!! The left side of my brain makes me start out with a specific purpose, but luckily the right side of my brain is stronger and takes over. I love the process and am always amazed!

  • MyInnerEvolution

    MyInnerEvolution said 6 years ago

    well, i thought i would never reach the end of all these amazing comments!!!! im a blog follower and a huge fan of yours!! i know this year has been a rough one. but you have done your best to stay positive and allow yourself to experience the entire range of emotions. im so happy you were featured!!! congrats!!!

  • bradentonbrooke1120

    bradentonbrooke1120 said 6 years ago

    You've a very wise soul, for your young age...it's so not fair what you've already had to endure in your life....You sound like a remarkable person, and your work reflects alot of good energy....Take Care....

  • shehsheh

    shehsheh said 6 years ago

    Congrats Laura! I am so proud of you and am so HAPPY for you!! Much love

  • todomini

    todomini said 6 years ago

    I love your style!! Great work and inspiring interview!!

  • EForestCreations

    EForestCreations said 6 years ago

    I have been a fan of yours for some time now and I must say I just Love your creativity! I love your jewelry and how you do what you do with the photos. It's like a vintage photo w/a home spun gypsy bohemian feel. Great interview! You sound like you have a wonderful life. Many blessing your way! :-)

  • TheSnowshoeLoft

    TheSnowshoeLoft said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful soul you have, I wish you many many years of success here and everywhere :o)

  • AlicesSecretDoor

    AlicesSecretDoor said 6 years ago

    Love your shop!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 6 years ago

    what a beautiful spirit. what a beautiful feature. thank you for sharing with us.

  • StyleGraphicDesign

    StyleGraphicDesign said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love this style! One of my favorite shops!!!

  • MariesJewelryshop

    MariesJewelryshop said 6 years ago

    I wish you all the best in everything you do. Your success is much deserved. I'm sure your parents are smiing at you from heaven and in some way they have much to do with your success. Wonderful!

  • StepharoniLOVE

    StepharoniLOVE said 6 years ago

    Your writing was absolutely moving to me. You have a very unique perspective about how you see the world and how you should contribute to it. I can honestly tell you I have not taken one look at your work, but I will now. The writing alone connected with me in a way that others don't connect with me. This alone has you in my favorites and I plan to start looking at buying from you before Christmas time. You are so young and I am truly amazed that you actually "get it". There are people who live an entire lifetime and never "get it". And please, for goodness sakes, tell me WHERE you got that office shelf....I LOOOVE it. Good luck to you :)

  • lefrenchgem

    lefrenchgem said 6 years ago

    Wonderful article! I lived in Austin growing up and like you, one day dream of having a full on organic garden here in France. Good luck to you :)

  • printcheaper

    printcheaper said 6 years ago

    This gives me hope. Thanks for sharing your amazing story with us...

  • BlushPhoto

    BlushPhoto said 6 years ago

    Neil Young Harvest! You've got good taste and talent, Lady! XOXO

  • cougarvintage

    cougarvintage said 6 years ago

    The office is so inspiring!

  • bohemiantown

    bohemiantown said 6 years ago

    This brought tears to my eyes, you are an amazingly strong person. You've undoubtedly inspired countless people from just this interview. Thanks for your openness. I don't know you very well yet, but I can tell that you have such a good heart, and a fantastic way of looking at life. Most people would give up on a lot of dreams after something so devastating, but you used it as a reason to keep going. Cheers to you girl, you definitely deserve it.

  • deltadawn59

    deltadawn59 said 6 years ago

    your shop is awesome and ya have a great outlook on life take care

  • Qminime

    Qminime said 6 years ago

    Nice work ! Sweet lady ! Congrats!!

  • WoodTone

    WoodTone said 6 years ago

    I love your work!! Such a coincidence, while I was reading this post I was listening to Harvest from Neil Young!! Such an amazing record!! Congrats!!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Your designs are so amazingly beautiful and so is your story. I'm so glad to know that you are right here in Texas designing and creating your life! Much more continued success and thank you for inspiring us.

  • MoiraTheOne

    MoiraTheOne said 5 years ago

    Okay, I never leave any comment in the featured seller section, but your story really moved me ♥ I'm getting emotionnal tonight ! I've visited your blog, loved it, and I've suscribed to it ! What I read from you is very inspirationnal, so thank you, and keep being so happy, true to yourself ! Love, Moïra

  • oldgoldvintage

    oldgoldvintage said 5 years ago

    very inspiring story

  • Melissababycreations

    Melissababycreations said 5 years ago

    Wonderful post! I have always loved feathers, but I will now look at them in a whole new way! Best of luck to you!

  • 1900boudoir

    1900boudoir said 5 years ago

    Beautiful and I can see your inspirations you mentioned in your work.

  • Trijoux

    Trijoux said 5 years ago

    Bonjour Bravo! I love your style! Céline

  • overDAcrib

    overDAcrib said 5 years ago

    Lover your work! Cool and chic!

  • MirandaVincent

    MirandaVincent said 5 years ago

    I like your dollies and things in your office (so organized!) and your necklaces are desirable - Well Done You

  • FoothillCreations

    Laura Hogan from FoothillCreations said 5 years ago

    Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing :)

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