The word deft is defined as, “Quick and neat in action; skillful.” Ben means what he says when he describes his work using this single adjective. His work is deliberate, thoughtful and conversation-starting. Thanks for sharing your point of view with us, and causing us to spend way too much time contemplating whether or not triangles truly are our friends.
I go to one of the two art boarding high schools in the US.
I live on a farm in which has a Llama.
Bears are the number one threat to Ameri-I mean me.
I really actually like what I do.
What got you started crafting?
My thought process was really simple, it went, "Why the hell not?" From there I tried and learned and now I am where I am at now, loving what I do.
What is your source of inspiration?
Everything. I cannot leave out my loves, aka my dogs. But really, shapes, colours, everything that I see.
What have you made recently?
I am working on this camera appliqué. It is way to mechanical for my liking, so I probably wont do it again but I like it. I have to get the fabric, measure it to be exactly, iron on the appliqué'd pieces one by one, sew it, etc, so it gets to be quite a long process with more measuring than I would like. It looks like a camera though, and feels like a camera...no it does not feel like a camera because it is on a shirt! I give it a personal touch by hand screen printing each of my tags for my shirts as well.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my work on Etsy.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Why not! It is not too expensive, it is original, it is just awesome.