fact: westchester county, new york, and fairfield county, connecticut are wealthy enclaves, but are not exactly really hot spots for the young and creative. source: i live here (in fairfield).
seriously, folks in their 20s and 30s are thin on the ground here. i often feel like a freak here, both because i'm more than a little off aesthetically and economically and because i'm slightly younger than the typical demographic of this general area. and one has to drive (ugh!) quite far to find good sources for yarn and fabric and whatnot. stuff is out there here and there but frankly it's not as good as one might find in the city. *grumble, grumble*.
...but, i digress. :)
anyway, i was super happy to read about carson converse on the etsy blog yesterday; she was the featured seller, and omg, she's from westchester! reading that factoid made my heart happy. cool people doing cool stuff, around HERE?! yay! so happy to be proven wrong (somewhat) about this neck o' the woods. (hahaha!)
i really love the simple, spare look of her quilts, her use of mostly/only solids (i'm increasingly loving this idea as far as developing my own quilts goes). her work has a really modern, but really classic feel. her art background really comes through in her work.
bravo, carson. your work, and you being from here, give me hope.