Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Renee Nordholm/ GreenerMe

Tell us a little about yourself.
Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Very loyal to my city and state! Tulsa is a great city for all ages. I began crafting as a small tot, making hemp, floss and beaded jewelry. A good friend of mine and I would always play “business” writing checks and making invoices. For our restaurant we made special menus. I’ve always loved business and crafting, and am happy to have found a niche that allows me to combine the two.

Tell us about your recent work.
I’ve been working with all types of ribbon lately. It gives my invitations a special elegance!

What interests you?
I love cats and have three myself. I love music such as Steely Dan, the Beatles, Beirut and Blackalicious. I must have music while I work! Lastly, I enjoy reading about business tactics/ethics and psychology.

How would you describe your work to someone who could not see it?
Handmade wedding invitations! Printed text applied to hand cut papers, which are then hand glued to more paper and embellished with ribbon or other accessories. Everything, aside from the envelopes, is put together with my own two hands.

Favorite lyrics to a song:
“You’re never going to find it if you’re looking for it.”

What are you currently reading?
Drop the Pink Elephant, by Bill McFarlan