We're excited to bring you a series of profiles to introduce you to a few of our artisans coming to the 8th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 26th-27th. This is just one in a series of Vendor Spotlights in which we let those who will be sharing their wares shine a light on what it is they do. The following profile is Bethany of Änderung Design Co. and her response to a mini-questionnaire.
1). What's your name and what is it that you make?
My name is Bethany Crum of Änderung Design Co. I make a variety of decor, including original oil paintings, ink silhouettes, stationary, monogrammed re-purposed windows, and pallet signs, as well as stationary.
2). How did you acquire the unique skill set to do what it is you do?
I studied studio art at the Myers School of art at the University of Akron for several years. But I am one of those creative souls that has to create in order to survive, so I am always looking for ways to create and have been doing so since I was a kid. I was always mixing dirt with my oil paints or melting wax onto something. I guess you could say that I've experimented my way into what I do now.
3). What is your best seller?
My Ink Silhouettes and Paintings, and my Stationary.
4). How long have you been vending? Have you done a Crafty Mart show before?
I vended briefly from 2011-2012 and began again this summer. I have done a few Crafty Mart shows in the past.
5). The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?
Thank you for answering our questions, Bethany. And, thanks for coming to the 8th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show. We'll see everyone on Sat. & Sun. Nov. 26th-27th at Musica, Akron Art Museum, and Summit Artspace. You'll be able to find Änderung Design Co. at Summit Artspace.