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ABOUT

Hi, 

 

I'm Cassidy - Cass for short. I can't tell you how many times I've written this bio. Should it be written in the first person? Third-person? I felt absolutely ridiculous writing in the third person as if I were writing a newspaper article about myself. So let's just do this instead:

I love art. I always have. When I was about three my parents got me the easel you see pictured to the left. I loved that thing and used it till I was much too tall for it. Whenever someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said, "artist". I was confident, I KNEW that's what I was meant to do. But then I grew up. Suddenly, being an artist wasn't an option. I needed to go to college so I could get "a real job". I was scared. Afraid I wouldn't amount to anything if I followed my dreams. Thennnn I met Michael. My sweet, sweet soulmate. He told me what the world didn't, he told me I could do whatever I wanted...so I did. I started The Northern Craft and never looked back. Yes, I was still scared. But it was the kind of scared you get right before you get on a roller coaster, or bungee jump; not the kind that paralyzes you. It was the good kind, the kind that makes you feel alive. 

So now I make handwoven wall hangings or "weavings", in my home studio. Along with weavings, I sometimes paint. I've been painting since I could hold a paintbrush so it's something I'll always love. 

 

You can find me and my crew in Northern California. We're currently nestled in a small town in the mountains, just where we like it. Don't give up on your dreams kids.