Tulsa Craft Mafia

Meet Brigid – Grey Eye Designs by tulsacraftmafia
February 17, 2009, 2:19 am
Filed under: interview

Interview Time!! I dropped these questions on the sassy face behind Grey Eye Designs:

Tara Mason: I know that you craft on your couch–do you do it to tunes or tv (details plz)?

Brigid Vance: I’m mostly a TV watcher when I craft. When I have my way, I love to
watch Scrubs
on DVD while I make things.  Generally, though, I tune
into whatever is on my non-cable channels at the time. When I do
listen to music while I create, Rilo Kiley and Tom Petty are my

Tara: What art/craft project are you most proud of (and why)?

Brigid: I made a necklace using beads and a clasp from various pieces my
grandmother no longer wore. I almost sold it early on but wised up. I
think of it as an heirloom now. It’s sort of a busy piece, but it
means a lot to me.

Tara: When/why did you start crafting?

Brigid: I did the normal crafting stuff as a kid, but acting had really
been my creative outlet until a couple of years ago. Some friends
taught me to knit and crochet in college, but I never did much with
them. After graduation, I just decided I wanted to learn to make
stuff. I took a basic jewelry class at Tulsa Community College, and
from there, I’ve picked up more stuff through classes and the joys of
trial and error.

Tara: Your everyday inspiration?

Brigid: I’m inspired by all the creative non-professionals I know. My
mother is so artistic, but she’s an attorney. Before I was born, she
used to weave on a floor loom
. My aunt made beautiful quilts. In
college, all my friends were incredibly intelligent women who were at
Scripps to study chemistry or literature or psychology, but they also
knitted or painted or played the piano in their free time. I think
being around them made me feel like a bum, so I got inspired to do
something with my leisure time.

Tara: You prick your finger on wire, what four [or more] letter word emanates from your mouth?

Brigid: In that situation, I’m most like to say “Holy crap!” I’m plenty
capable of harsher words, but beading is kind of like my sacred space.

Tara: Do you ever craft for your puppy?

Brigid: I have never crafted for Sully, and I think that’s the way she
likes it. I contemplate making her a puppy scarf or hat sometimes, but
my boyfriend always sets me straight.

Tara: You define yourself with what color?

Brigid: Definitely purple — one part laid back, one part upbeat.

Tara: Three favorite websites/blogs?

Brigid: I’ve recently become addicted to Twitter, but I guess admitting it
is the first step to recovery. Aside from that, I love
http://keikolynn.blogspot.com, which is run by the crafter behind
www.postlapsaria.com. That girl makes me wish I could sew! I own so
much of her stuff. My friend Emily also runs
http://indietulsa.wordpress.com, an awesome resource for all things
locally run in the Tulsa area.

Tara: Favorite movie of all time?

Brigid: My favorite movie is Say Anything. It has everything: romance, a
brainy heroine, great quotes, Peter Gabriel music, and John Cusack.

Tara: Favorite food/beverage to bring to a craft night?

Brigid: As the resident vegetarian, I try to bring some kind of healthy

side dish with protein, like bean dip. I also love to bake, though, soI’m always torn. I make some killer vegan chocolate chip cookies.

Tara: Game show host you can most relate to?

Brigid: I’d have to say Pat Sajak. Wheel of Fortune is essentially a silly
place, and the man is far too clever to be there. If I were surrounded
by game-show contestants all day, I hope I could be as pleasant as
him. He never loses that smirk, though. Jeopardy! is more my show, but
Pat’s my homeboy.


4 Comments so far
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Brigid is one of my very favorite people I to follow on Twitter. Now I can put a face and beautiful handmade things with the name!

Comment by Natasha

What a cutie! It was fun getting to know Brigid through your blog. She is so appreciated on our OKEtsy Team.

Comment by TC - Totally Crosses

Brigid, you are by far one of the coolest chicks I know. I LOVE the new orange necklace, and your face.

Comment by hollyrocks

Brigid and Tara this was a lot of fun to read! crafty ladies asking the hard questions to other crafty ladies…coolness!

Comment by girlwitharedkerchief

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