It is a strange but sad truth that gentleman vendors are in short supply at the BBB. So each one of our male artists is a rare and precious jewel. Let’s get to know one of them right now. Hello to Pete the guy behind the crabby, eclectic work of Bearded Tales of Woe!
BBB: Why do you make things? What or who keeps you motivated?
BTOW: I am compelled to respond to the world around me,When I find an object of interest I begin to daydream of ways to make others se what I see in it.
BBB: What are your best methods for fighting artist’s/crafter’s block?
BTOW: Old B-Movies!!!
BBB: What are your favorite materials to work with? Do you have a favorite color palette?
BTOW: Crab Claws are my favorite materials, so delicate and with innate personality. I pull color from what Im working with. Things from the sea tend to surprise me in how vibrant they can be.
BBB: Where do you do your (craft) work? (e.g. in a studio, in the living room, a spare bedroom, the floor, kitchen table – what’s your work area like?)
BTOW: I work on a desk My Grandfather built in the 60′s, originally made as a Kitchen table. It’s Green laminate with fake wood paneling! I use it to hoard objects that inspire me and things that will later be cannibalized for the greater good. Currently My toy robot collection is trying to invade my workspace.
BBB: What are the top 3 reasons someone shopping at the BBB 2011 should be sure to stop by your table?
BTOW: Its Fun to interact with the Squids! My creatures have been trained to find the child’s Imagination inside each of you I’ll be taking limited orders for custom Work!
BBB: Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for the upcoming fair? (Nothing TOP-SECRET, of course!)
BTOW: Oh Wouldn’t you like to know? But I won’t give anything away!
Awesome! Thanks Pete! We can’t wait to stop by your table to see your creepy cool stuff on December 4th.
If you just can’t wait, you can check out more Bearded Tales of Woe online too!