Hi, I'm Katie McConnell...the artist/owner behind Wild Bunch Studio - a crazy little seaside studio on Cape Cod.
THE CREATIVE HURDLE - I love being creative but it's not all cozying up to a sketch pad with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Just sayin...
Forever I chased a self-imposed standard of what creativity looks like. Somehow my creativity and product design needed to be functional. Not sure why, it just did. And so I labored under this idea for so very long as I dragged myself down the creative path often kicking and screaming.
AND MOM SAID - I was reminiscing with my 92-year old mom about an ornament I designed some-twenty years ago that had no significant function but to just BE. It was my original version of the miniature copper weathervane ornament that was the perfect solution to give as a birthday gift, hostess gift, bff gift, holiday gift, and anytime gift :) "It made me smile" mom said. And then her smile lingered.
MY AH HA! MOMENT - it's Ok to design simply to make people smile. After all, a smile can magically shift energy deep within and totally change a person's day.
So there it is. So simple but so essential to daily life.
I design to create happiness - products that will evoke a smile.
Thank you Mom :)