You may have heard about the Tour through Blogland that’s making its way through the blogging community. Joanna of LOVE, JOANNA kindly included me in her contribution to the Tour last week. The series invites bloggers to answer four predetermined questions, and then introduce their readers to other lovely blogs. So, let’s jump into the questions!
1) What am I working on?
I’m working on a holiday-themed posts and other seasonal content. You’ll start seeing these posts appear during the week of Thanksgiving. I’ve also been working on a big project that I will share on the blog in January– stay tuned!
2) How does my work differ from others in its genre?
There are many wonderful blogs that focus on handmade goods, DIY projects, and design. I would say what makes mine different is my focus on nature. A love for the natural world is infused into almost everything I do here on the blog. I’m curious, what do you think makes Folkloriat different? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
3) Why do I write/create what I do?
There so many reasons. I wanted to create something new that didn’t exist before, something I could share with other people. A blog provides a built-in platform for that. I am passionate about nature and handmade goods, and combining them together in one place happened organically.
4) How does my writing/creating process work?
Usually it starts with something visual. I’m inspired by something in nature or a beautifully-designed item that I want to photograph and share with readers. I start with the photo, and let that guide my creative process. I like to write as well, but the visual is what excites me the most.
Now I’d like to share with you the blogs of 3 kick-ass women.
Tammy Strobel of Rowdy Kittens
courtesy of Tammy Strobel
Tammy is the queen of simplifying. I first heard of her through the film TINY about people who live in tiny houses. Her blog, Rowdy Kittens, is all about the simple life, or in her words, “Go small, think big, & be happy.”
As she reflects on turning 36, Tammy writes, “In my 20s, I felt compelled to please everyone in my life and an intense desire to buy a bigger house, designer clothes, and a fancy car. Now, I’m living with less and loving it. Creating a simple life rooted in flexibility and gratitude has given me the gift of time, presence, and wonderful relationships.”
Camille of Wayward Spark
Camille lives “off the grid” in the Oregon forest with her husband and two kids. Her blog, Wayward Spark, focuses on beautiful photography documenting her family’s homesteading lifestyle.
Jessika Hepburn of Oh My Handmade Goodness
Jessika, who is based in Nova Scotia, is the owner of Oh My Handmade Goodness, an online center for creative people, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Here’s how she describes the company: “Since 2010 OMHG has been a gathering place for the open sharing of creativity, community and collaboration. We’ve worked together daily to gather and celebrate our diverse stories, talents and knowledge while asking important questions through our site, chats and events. What started out as a resource for the handmade community has grown into the first cooperatively owned social network, a community for the head + heart + hands.” You can read more about Jessika’s story here.