For this episode I chatted with Danielle Myers, a paper maker living in Buffalo, NY. Some topics we touch upon:
-Her origins with paper making
-Her philosophy of choosing and experimenting with atypical fiber materials
-How she’d like to get into more artistic uses of her paper (and gives an example of someone who made one gigantic piece of paper for a life sized origami elephant)
-What led her to starting her paper mill business, including her MS diagnosis that changed her point of view on things
-Her motto that there’s nothing you can’t fix
-The one thing she thinks everyone should do is travel, and she gives a great story of how she got to Australia when she was 12
-What thoughts finally got her to decide to go part-time at her day job going forward
-And a favorite of mine: What is the purpose of art?
Then we flip the tables, she asks me questions, and we discuss:
-Why TMB is like travel for me
-The tipping point that led to me leaving my day job
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