Artist Interview with Andie Cunningham of Indigo Herbarium

Why do you craft/make? How did you learn?

I learned from my mother, who always turned to plants first, to “fix” our problems. When I had children of my own, I became hyper aware of what we put on and in our bodies. I set out to make safe, simple, plant-based versions of the products we use everyday, and that is where Indigo Herbarium was born!

 

What is your favorite product or piece you’ve made lately?

I am beyond excited about my new soy wax candles. They are embedded with locally-mined crystals, homegrown herbs, and infused with my signature blend of essential oils.

What sorts of things are inspiring you right now? Where do you look for inspiration?

I work at the farmer’s markets each weekend in Sacramento, so I am always discovering new herbs & roots that come in and out of season, and they are always challenging me to play and create with them!

Are you bringing/selling anything special at the craft fair?

I will be bringing my well-loved “sensory dough”, which is a soft, natural salt-based play dough infused with 5 different essential oil scents. I only sell it during the holidays and special occasions!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp0gm_Qnui2/

The holidays put me in the mood to….

Hunker down at home with my husband and kids.

Favorite holiday movie?

Nightmare Before Christmas

All I want for Christmas is…?

A bunch of elves to visit and make all of my products for me!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/indigoherbarium


Skip The Massive Craft Fairs– Shop High Quality Handmade Gifts & Goods for the Holidays at Sierra 2 Center

Creative, thoughtful, hand-crafted gifts without breaking the bank, getting trampled by crowds, or filling the landfills with packaging waste.

Saturday, December 8th
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
on the South End of the Sierra 2 Center (Curtis Hall & Room 10)
Admission & Parking: free!

 

Written by Heather for Sierra 2 and posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2018

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