After a very long time off I am going to get back to featuring artists. I am still down on strength and weaning off pain meds. So I am going to be doing it “the lazy ways” for a bit. And hey…not like this brings in money like a “real" job..unless of course you all start buying some of my wonderful and stellar art (hint hint) Still going to bring you only te cream of the top, the best I can find. But I am going to do the interviews in the Q and A format. You will just have to bear with me or click the big ole X to the topo right of your screen. (ha ha-please don’t) I will get back to witty once I actually have some wits about me!
Lucy at The Farmers Attic
1. Can you tell me your name and a little about yourself and your studio/creative space?
My names is Lucy Galgano. I'm a Christian woman, wife, mother and grandmother. I love to quilt, sew, craft, cook, bake, and teach Ladies Bible Studies. My creative space is really my entire home from the kitchen, to the dining room table, to the living room sofa. It depends what I'm working on and the amount of space I need. My "studio" is forever in disarray. I tear it apart, put it back together again, wreck it, tear it apart, put it back together again...it's a vicious cycle :)
2. If there’s one thing that defines you, what is it?
Not sure how to answer this question.
I have been married for 30 years, have two grown daughters, a 4 year old granddaughter and an 8 month old grandson. My husband and children are supportive but yet don't play a significant part in my "art".
4. Where do you live and what is it like?
I live in Northeast Pennsylvania in a rural area. We've lived here for nearly 17 years and have seen lots of changes to the area. It was largely a dairy farming community but over the years there are very few dairy farms left. Very sad to watch the farming industry move out because of the amount of hard work and very little income.
Oh my, I've been involved in handwork I think for my entire life. So much has been from observing other people and then trying it on my own. When I was a young girl, we visited family and an aunt was knitting. I would just stand there and watch her with needle and yarn creating her project. We had a 10 hour ride home and I asked her for some yarn. In the car on the way home, I taught myself how to knit with two rattail combs. My greatest inspiration came from a dear lady, who has since passed away. She would take care of me during the summer months when school was out and I watched her sew, garden, bake, cook and can. I wish that I would have known enough years ago to let her know what an inspiration she was to me.
My goals, hmmmmm, just continue to do what I love to do. Hopefully be able to inspire young people do carry on the art of sewing, quilting, etc.
7. How did you come to selling online?
It really was more out of curiosity to see if anyone actually thought my work was worth purchasing. I have been so encouraged by the dear people who have bought from me. They are now my inspiration.
I have a webstore: http://www.farmersattic.com/, I also sell on Etsy: http://www.lucy43g.etsy.com/
9. What is the best piece of advice you can give other artists?
Just do what you love to do. Don't be afraid to try something new. Have fun doing it!!!
10. Why do you think that buying and selling handmade products benefits society?