I've gushed about Anni a few times in this blog over the years. She's so talented, lovely, is the matriarch of one of the cutest families ever and finally has an etsy shop called consciously altered I can direct you to. In the past I purchased some kicking legwarmers, my special faux fur cap I wear all winter (especially when I try to get in there with the Dukaboor neighbours) and the notorious wrap cap I scored this this summer from her shop that, much to Craig's chagrin, I never take off! Head's up she's got the world's cutest adult bonnets in there too. If after reading this you don't love her half as much as I do, I'll eat my bonnet (as soon as I get one anyway).
Who are you, what is your stripper name and what do you sell on Etsy?
My name is Anni Kuhn, no i don't have much German in me. I sell inventive and unique accessories for women and men on ETSY. My stripper name is Rouseau Storry.
Walk me, Miss Rouseau, through your typical creative day.
I have many jobs to do in one day, and trying to get to the creative
part sometimes loses out, but on a good day, I would have dropped off
big child at school, and little child at Grandma's by 10 am. Then i
would make a matcha latte (after a green smoothie) and bring it
downstairs, where all the good stuff happens. Depending on what i am
doing i will begin the music or i will start to talk myself through the
process of understanding how to arrive at the point I am aiming for in
the design. The days when I am making up a new design, or doing a
custom costume, or am in a major rush, is when you might hear me
talking to myself specifically. During this time I will be going back
and forth between cutting, sewing, drafting, drawing, ripping out
stitches, sewing some more, answering calls for our Land Design
Business, possibly do some book keeping, and taking photos too (if i
can squeeze that in).
Land Design Business! Oprah told me the good Lord ain't making no more land.Girl, what can't you do? On that note, what do you do other than sew, rip it up, talk to yourself, and look so hot to feed your soul?
Definitely what makes me feel awesome and
adds to the creative flow is getting out to the mountains to backpack
for a couple days, or at the very least one big long day. In winter
too…. It just changes the accessories i might wear!! That is what
feeds my soul, and connects me back to source.
Four words to describe your work?
Innovative, futuristic, ancient, unisex.
Anything new coming up in your shop to look forward to in the next little while?
Look for new fall boot warmers, winter bonnets and wraps, coming very soon!!
YES! Winter bonnets. I'll never have to wash my hair again. Anni, as you can plainly see is a doll and has graciously offered 20% off a purchase at her shop with mention of this interview in 'notes to seller' upon check out!