Posted By Craft Corps on June 2, 2009
Name: Yoli Manzo
Age: Your Age 42
Location: Your Location Sacramento, CA
Craft(s) of Choice: Mixed Media Crafter
I have been a crafter since my pre-school days. Art was my recess, my domain, where I felt most complete. I made art a priority all through school and college before coming a mommy and wife. I ended up putting my art on the back burner till 2006! At that time, I started blogging and dabbling in social networking. Being exposed to so many artists and crafters ignited my fire, and I have been crafting, showing, vending, selling, teaching, ever since! My latest passions are teaching and sharing online tutorials. Nothing gives me greatest pleasure than hearing all the endearing stories on how a simple process inspired someone to pick up a tube of paint or glitter!
I truly believe that social networking has been very influential in bringing the DIY and handmade scene to the forefront of mainstream America. Different styles and mediums are exploding and co mingling. Old rules are being thrown out the door, and new and exciting genres are being born every day. I also believe the creative community as a whole, has become more and more open to sharing and supporting one another. After all, color, encouragement, inspiration and sharing, are true testaments art! Viva La Arte!