My time was spent on self awareness making choices and discovering where I stand in the world as a contemporary artist. In the end I came back to the choice I made as a young girl; being with my family is the highest priority for me. Apron is the best metaphor for me as mother, gardener and home cook.
While I was in graduate school I longed to return home to start a cottage industry created for women and by women with my daughter Kara. I wanted the cottage industry to be larger than myself, to be eco friendly, to an have appreciation for the past while having an eye for the future.
This past weekend I observed with great pride and joy the fruits of my labor. Our indie designer cottage industry, rice rafferty, was among the talented artists featured at Chatham University Holiday Art Sale.
|Together with my daughter, Kara Rice Rafferty, we have spent the last year building our dream cottage industry, designing and making one of a kind handmade fashions and accessories.|
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