Danny Mansmith is a fiber artist in Chicago. I am so happy to have found him! I covet his bags, wristlets, and other wearables. What amazing shapes and materials! Here is an interview with him via Cut Out+Keep . I appreciate his thoughts here:
"I TRY TO MAKE THINGS IN AN ENVIRONMENT
don't be calm jump first ask questions later
something good comes from kinda being out of control "
(Danny Mansmith-excerpt from his blog, SCRAP)
I get in trouble for being this way outside of my art making. If you've ever been to my studio, you know I rely on creating a similar environment. I just called it organized chaos. Get lost in his flickr album here.