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Hello! Welcome to Odd Bird Studio. I'm Laurie Lundin, artist and crafter. Sometimes I believe these are distinct roles. Often I can't tell the difference. Regardless of classification, I make things.

Crafting has always been part of my life. I was the tomboy, à la Pippi Longstocking (still a lingering nickname along with braids that stick out from my head), who made custom cozy gear to keep stuffed animals warm through long New Hampshire winters.

While at age five I declared, in print, I would grow up to be an artist, my predisposition to craft has never left me. Even as a photography student at Rhode Island School of Design I incorporated sewing, embroidery and rug making into my projects. As photography has increasingly left the darkroom behind, I find myself spending more and more time crafting as a necessary, hands-on antidote to…

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  • Born on February 1
  • Joined January 8, 2012

About

Hello! Welcome to Odd Bird Studio. I'm Laurie Lundin, artist and crafter. Sometimes I believe these are distinct roles. Often I can't tell the difference. Regardless of classification, I make things.

Crafting has always been part of my life. I was the tomboy, à la Pippi Longstocking (still a lingering nickname along with braids that stick out from my head), who made custom cozy gear to keep stuffed animals warm through long New Hampshire winters.

While at age five I declared, in print, I would grow up to be an artist, my predisposition to craft has never left me. Even as a photography student at Rhode Island School of Design I incorporated sewing, embroidery and rug making into my projects. As photography has increasingly left the darkroom behind, I find myself spending more and more time crafting as a necessary, hands-on antidote to digitization.

Two guiding principals by which I try to live my life, that I’ve come to think of as the Lundin legacy, are to not be wasteful and to use what I have to make what I need. These simple desires motivate the development of all Odd Bird Studio wares.

Design and production of the wares are guided by my love of learning, respect for fine craftsmanship, and the overarching mandate from William Morris (father of the Arts & Crafts movement) to “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” The wares I offer in my shop are identical to items I make and continue to use in my own home.

Surplus, repurposed, recycled, and scavenged materials are the backbone of Odd Bird Studio wares, with the occasional new ingredient thrown in the mix when an alternative is not available. I collect potential supplies for future projects like a bird building a nest. I may not know what the materials will become, but I collect them all the same. Given time, surely a need will arise for that box full of beautiful, green lake rocks that I have now dragged across 4 states to 6 different addresses, won’t it?

I enjoy Odd Bird Studio immensely and hope you will, too.

To learn more about Odd Bird Studio, please visit my:
SHOP POLICIES http://www.etsy.com/shop/OddBirdStudio/policy
WEBSITE http://www.oddbirdstudio.com
BLOG http://www.oddbirdstudio.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/oddbirdstudio

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