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 Lisa of Sweet Spirits Farm to chat about her work, being a maker, inspiration, and goals. Join us as we meet our makers!
How did you get into making things?
We had an excess of goat’s milk and were looking for something to make with it.
Where does your making happen?
Tell us a little about what you make and why.
It is very rewarding to know that our products help people with skin problems and other everyday uses in a natural way.
I know what goes into it.
Are there any materials that you have used in your products that you think may be unexpected?
What personality trait do you possess that you think helps you the most as a professional crafter?
I believe in my products and it shows
What do you think differentiates crafting from other types of business?
A personal touch goes into making crafts
What do you enjoy most about selling your handmade goods?
Traveling, meeting new people, and being successful
Where do you hope to be in 5 years? 10?
At least where I am now.