Scrap Bag Challenge - Kathy Lloyd

Each artist who participated in the First EVER Scrap Bag Challenge that ran from March 22, 2014 til Earthday, and answered my virtual interview questions will be featured here over the next few weeks. The Scrap Bag Challenge took place, on the fly, as a part of the unearthing and purging in my studio.  As Shire City Sanctuary comes to be, my studio shrinks with glee - allowing me renewed freedom from stuff  and allowing our Makerspace room to accommodate a sewing room, screen printing shop, and teaching space.

We had over 50 responses within 24 hours of posting on facebook and sending our eblast announcement!  50 boxes were shipped across the world from Germany to Australia to our neighbors here in Pittsfield!  Wowsers!  The EXCITEMENT!!

Next up, Kathy Lloyd! She is our neighbor here in Pittsfield, runs a food truck with her hubby, is a whole foods activist, gardener, mom, funny lady.  She bumped up our COOL factor with her Spats!  Check her OUT!

05.22.14 Kathy Lloyd

  1. Three sentences about you – anything you want.

Kathy Lloyd is a Pittsfield native-ish, happily home after perusing the country.  She, along with her husband Gabe and their two small Lloyds own How We Roll, Pittsfield's first food truck.  When not rolling egg rolls, she hunts raccoon and squirrel with her dog, Lagniappe.

  1. What additional materials did you use to complete your Challenge?

I used some upholstery samples, duct tape, pantyhose and spray adhesive

  1. How were you inspired to create what you made?

I have no idea, it came to me in a dream. I should sleep more.

  1. What’s your fondest Recycled/Reused experience?

When I was a laptop tech a client was always discarding laptops with a broken this or that, I saved all the parts and made my first laptop.  It was a Frankenstein for sure.  It reminded me of the Johnny Cash song "One piece at time"

  1. If you could give advise to a large group of people what would it be?

Don't ever let fear be your guide.