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Though my formal education is in ecology, I have always appreciated art and design all around me and love to create. FOUND started in 2008 when I took a break from research and teaching and began looking for a meaningful way to fill my days. The original idea for repurposing leather came from my dad who cut up a leather coat in an attempt to recreate a bag I acquired at a Central American street market. I loved and used the original bag beyond its life expectancy and, although the bag my dad made wasn't quite the same, the gift itself was much bigger than I realized at the time. Etsy was an easy way to start selling my creations. I was thrilled to make a sale to a complete stranger and started thinking I might make a living doing something I love. Now, five years and two kids later, the artist's life gives me the flexibility to be present in multiple capacities. I recently added children’s books to my repertoire and hope FOUND…

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  • Joined October 3, 2008

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leather, brass, anything old

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About

Though my formal education is in ecology, I have always appreciated art and design all around me and love to create. FOUND started in 2008 when I took a break from research and teaching and began looking for a meaningful way to fill my days. The original idea for repurposing leather came from my dad who cut up a leather coat in an attempt to recreate a bag I acquired at a Central American street market. I loved and used the original bag beyond its life expectancy and, although the bag my dad made wasn't quite the same, the gift itself was much bigger than I realized at the time. Etsy was an easy way to start selling my creations. I was thrilled to make a sale to a complete stranger and started thinking I might make a living doing something I love. Now, five years and two kids later, the artist's life gives me the flexibility to be present in multiple capacities. I recently added children’s books to my repertoire and hope FOUND continues to evolve as I move through life's stages.

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