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  Could you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Brooke and apriltwoeightyquilts is my brand - april two eighty is my birthday! I grew up on the east coast in Maine, but moved across the country alone in 2014. I started in Los Angeles and did a quilting internship, and then moved off to a tiny town in northern AZ. I'm now in Tucson, further south, in the desert which I feel very akin to. I've spent a lot of my free time in Joshua Tree. I started quilting around age 10, taught by my mother, who...

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Ceramic, Cloud 9 Clay, craft -

We had the pleasure of catching up with Peyton Flynn, the creator + sole artist behind Cloud 9 Clay! Hey Peyton! Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Hi! I’m Peyton. I am a ceramic artist, a yogi, & a traveler. I’m currently living and working in Philadelphia where I have my studio set up, and I bartend for extra cash.     Do you remember the first thing you made out of clay?  I took my first ceramics class Freshman year in high school. Freshman weren’t allowed in ceramics because they needed an Art I pre-requisite. My older...

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Backyard Chickens, Chickens, Homesteading -

As first time chicken owners, we were excited when it came time to build our coop & run. We put in time researching life with chickens in the desert, and used other’s tips for informing our build.

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  Hi Elizabeth! Can I start off by saying that we adore the pillows you custom made for the Junkyard Co. Shop! We watch the sun set over the mountains every evening, and I can't help but associate that rosy glow with your beautiful pillows. What inspired the pillows? I was extremely inspired by your location-- I’ve never been there but that sunset is killer. I immediately knew I should use natural dyes (avocado pits) to get the colors right.  I also like all the desert textures and landscape. There’s something raw and mysterious about it that I wanted to...

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Glass blower, Glass Blowing, glassblowing, Reba Price -

Glassblowing will also brutally improve your ability to deal with loss, especially early on.

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