Art on the Rivers is coming to Frontier Park in historic Saint Charles on August 27. While we’re really excited to be hosting this event in conjunction with the Greenway Network and Race for the Rivers, it’s out makers, artists, and crafters that make the whole thing possible for us. Shows like this give us the opportunity to talk to the public about our individual makers stories, and also to show that there are artists living and working in the community and making a living from making things by hand. We’re thrilled to be working with each of these exciting artists, and look forward to introducing them all to you!
Today, we caught up with Angela and Meagan of Moosemingo to chat about her work, being a maker, inspiration, and goals. Join us as we meet our makers!
Once upon a time, a question was asked…
How do you get a Moosemingo out of a friendship?
Angela was raised in Alaska, where the Moose are!
Meagan was raised in Florida, where the Flamingos are!
Viola! A Moosemingo! The merging of two creative minds to make wonderful, whimsical items filled with color and happiness!
And They All Lived Happily Ever After!
How did you get into making things?
We were born 😂
Tell us about your work space.
We work out of our home studios
What inspires you?
Its our nature to create
Are there any materials that you have used in your products that you think may be unexpected?
Bicycle tire innertubes, leather shop scraps, plastic grocery bags
What personality trait do you possess that you think helps you the most as a professional crafter?
Enjoying ourselves and expressing that to clients
What do you enjoy most about selling your handmade goods?
Making people happy through art
Where do you hope to be in 5 years? 10?