Today marks the maiden voyage of "Creative Inspirations", a biweekly post exploring the very things that inspire artistic minds and the handmade work created. Today's inspiration comes from Julie of Le Pied Leger. Please read on and enjoy Julie's inspirations.
I personally learned the “quit your day job” lesson in a small mexican town, Oaxaca. I used to make stuff since I was a teenager but Oaxaca showed me I could make handcraft as a living. I settled down there for 6 months at a very decisive moment of my life (when EVERYTHING was possible!) and I became totally soaked with this age-old amazingly rich handcraft culture. Here is a little sample of what I was surrounded by:
It was a pretty decisive place on my path because that’s where I met my boyfriend, Alvaro (he's from Uruguay), who was also living from his handcraft. We travelled all around Mexico, selling our craft, and got to a magical place in Guatemala called Lago Atitlán. Well, this was and still is THE most inspiring place that I had the privilege to know on this earth. I could show you a similar richness of handcraft but I prefer you to have a glimpse of the place: