Jon Pitts from woodcrafty
Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
Since I make tiny designs out of even smaller pieces of wood, my style tends to be somewhat minimal. I get inspired by all kinds of things: a cool tree in the backyard, a flower, the way the moon looks through the clouds. In my mind, I am already clarifying that image and I put it in the sketch book to wait until collect the necessary materials.
Making the first run of a design is especially exciting (sometimes unnerving) because I can’t be completely sure what it will look like until it gets the finish coat and then the colors pop, everything goes as planned, and I get to do my celebration dance (or not).
In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
I love art shows! They tend to be the most rewarding, I get instant feedback, make new friends, meet owners of shops that want to carry my work, and of course not only do I find a bunch of homes for my work, but get to personally give them the story behind the work and ensure that it fits them perfectly. You just can’t beat it!
What is the weirdest job you have ever had?:
I worked the 2010 Census and meet all kinds of interesting people, in their homes, while they weren’t always necessarily excited to talk to me. I got to ride my bike, use some of the spanish I was forgetting from college, and wear an official looking laminated badge! Being the go-getter that I am, I turned in more cases than the 2nd and 3rd most productive people in my group put together.