I was trolling Facebook this morning and saw a post sharing that Ellen DeGeneres is once again hosting a Design Challenge. This year she is featuring furniture designers. What excites me about this is that high quality handmade items are getting attention from individuals with a huge following.
Handmade items bring warmth to your life. Mugs, bowls, or a handmade rocking chair feels great to hold or sit in on a cold winter day. I love to sit by the fireplace with a cup of tea rocking in my Cherry rocking chair.
This year’s Ellen’s Design Challenge selected Vivian Beer from New Hampshire. Vivian was a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts. Penland has a long history in North Carolina. They are dedicated to helping people live creative lives. In the summertime, they offer one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles, wood, and more.
Handmade can be a part of your every day life.