Get to know Horseshoe Market Sponsor 2016: A Ruby Moon
“I create unique gratitude and grief flags with original hand carved block prints. The flags are inspired by Tibetan Prayer Flags, and are designed to help people connect, inspire them to create, and to celebrate and honor life’s events and milestones and holidays. I design flags to celebrate weddings, birthdays, graduations, memorial services, baby showers, garden plantings, and more. I also create greeting cards with block prints and tiny flags created using the fabric scraps.”
Which of your products are your favorite?
I love creating the block prints and the flags to celebrate and honor multiple occasions. I am energized and moved by the stories that customers return and share with me. Who they shared their flags with, where they are hanging, and how they may have connected with friends or family and celebrated meaningful moments in life. This is my favorite part of the work I do and something I am quite grateful for.
What makes your process special or unique?
I create each of my prints from my drawings and carve them by hand. It is a process I love and am inspired by nature, relationships and moments in life that are wonderful to notice, celebrate and honor.
Something your customers might not know about your product.
I keep a map in my studio and place a sticker on states and countries where I send flag orders. It is fun to keep track of and to imagine them flying all around the world spreading their hopes, wishes, dreams. I am proud to know they are bringing color and inspiration in places worldwide.
Name 3 songs on your work playlist.
I am a fan of Pandora and change up the artist daily. Recent favorites have included Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran and Joni Mitchel.
Your favorite thing to eat on market day.
I love and look forward to the incredible food trucks that come to Horseshoe each Market and always plan to visit a couple. I look forward to trying new treats. Tacos and a Figgy Piggy have been past favorites.