Welcome back to the Bison, Scout Paper Goods! Calgary-based maker Jenny Liski’s work was a big hit at the Winter 2018 Bison, and we’re oh-so-pleased to have her back for the spring event! Here’s what she has to say about her work:
“Scout Paper is the result of my personal experiences and interest in nature and my wish to share that appreciation of our local flora and fauna with others.”
What was the first thing you ever made (no matter how gnarly it was)?
The first thing I made for Scout Paper was the Lodgepole Pine Cone enamel pin.
What is the hardest / most challenging part of being a maker?
Not losing momentum as a creative and as a business owner.
How do you stay motivated when you face these types of challenges?
I think it’s important to acknowledge that you can’t be working all the time, finding a balance of personal/creative/business time is important to avoid burning out.
Describe your current creative process in 3 words.
Scouting, compiling, creating.
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If you have a studio pet(s), what kind of companion animal are they?
Age? she was a stray so maybe 5 years?
Any distinct personality trait of theirs? Maddie is an affectionate brat cat who loves muffins,
blanket forts, drools when she purrs and must be involved in everything you do.