Welcome to episode 043 of the Me Being Crafty podcast, where we explore creativity in your life.
In this episode I am directing you to an interview that I did with Sandi Sawa Hazlewood, of the Crafty Planner website.
Sandi was my guest on episode 012 and she mentions that I am one inspiration for her starting her own podcast. She is currently exploring diversity in the quilting and creative community and I am happy to be a part of that. We visited about my quilting journey as well as being Native American in the quilting and creative community.
Diversity in the artist community certainly exists so it’s great to have this conversation. One of the biggest issues that I have, and I am sure that others feel this way too, is we as Native people being the ones to tell our own stories. It does no one any good when we sit back and be quiet about the stereotypes that are out there. We need to argue back when pan-Indianism and that mish mash of icons on fabric is what people see and believe that is who we are or in some way represents our lives.
You can find my interview on the Crafty Planner website and I encourage you to share your thoughts, comments, or questions you may have with me! Please end an email to tsoniki at gmail dot com
Listen to episode 043 and let me know your thoughts. In upcoming episodes I will be talking about this a bit more, I’m reaching out to friends and other Native artists to hear their thoughts as well.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you were creative today. Me, I’m working hard on bee blocks and starquilts. I have a lot of deadlines coming up!