This is a blog post from my nearly-defunct 1000 Markets store:
I’m often asked about my tag line: “Ancient Stories Retold in Modern Artifacts” What does it mean??
When I first started making my little artifacts, I was inspired by a prehistoric cave in France called the Lascaux cave.
As I made my own little horses, bears, fish, I imagined all kinds of stories about why those ancient people created such work of beauty and power.
Eventually I realized that their stories had become MY story. That all people create stories, no matter how separated they are by time, space, cultural differences.
We all yearn to be connected, to be part of a tribe. Yet we also yearn to discover who we are as individuals. Throughout our lives, we strive to be the person we dream of being–an artist, a singer, a lover, a mother, a hero, whatever we bring to the world that would make it a better place.
This yearning calls to me. And in time, I realized each little animal I made had its own little story to tell me.
And now I share these stories with you. I hope my little artifacts give you the hope, the inspiration, the joy you need to be the person YOU dream of being, every day.