dancing goat studio began in a room above my garage in 1998. "making something out of nothing" (edward hopper), has been a long time favorite quote of mine. a quote, originally gleaned as an art/design college student at the university of minnesota, twin cities. fabulous professors taught me the value of art; while wonderful role models; such as my mother, older sister and grandmother, taught me the joy of making. i have been creating using a variety of mediums from a very young age.
i was a book artists as a pre-schooler when i would draw extra characters in my sisters picture books, as an elementary school student i would sell handmade stuffed critters with googly eyes to kids on the school bus and in high school i was often caught crocheting teddy bears during journalism class.
i was a born maker. it was only natural that i found myself in college learning about fine art and visual design. later, as a young mother, i realized the importance of mother earth and understood my responsibility to my children and future generations. i began creating earth friendly art and teaching paper-making in the community and area schools. my commitment to creating all things recycled continues at dancing goat studio. kim wendlandt
|up-cycled wool sweater flowers|
|original altered book purse|
|velvet curtain tie backs become cuff bracelets|
|re-purposed book pages become wallet/envelopes|
|altered scrabble board purse|
|clutch altered book purse|
|altered book purse with re-styled belt handle|