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Featured Author: Mark Montano Answered

I just got to interview crafter extraordinaire Mark Montano, check it out here.  If you have more questions that I didn't ask here's the place to voice them!


Congrats on the featured author! When I first started doing crafts, from paracording to origami, I always felt like the odd one. I never expected this, but everyone liked my crafts not made fun of me for making jewelry! Just another reason why I love crafting!

I just can't pass up this unexpected opportunity to tell you... Wow! Your creativity, ingenuity and imagination are impressive. I just love your projects and ideas. Also, can't resist to say... I think you're super sexy. Been crushin' on you for years. A lil' anyway, ;) nothin' like my huge girl crush on Danielle from American Pickers. Ha ha Heheh hmm... anyway, darlin, kudos, props, praise and appreciation...

Cool, finally someone else which is using his name as nickname... or is it a stage name? ;-) Congrats for the interview!

Nope, not a stage name.....If I had a stage name I would probably have chosen something with a little more impact like Hercules Spiderman Humperdinck-Smith.

Join da club! Your projects are always a ray of sunshine in this troubled world ;)

Keep up that good spirit!

Congratulations on becoming a featured author! Your projects are so fun and creative and now, after reading your interview, you are hilarious too!

Hey Danger.....It was such a treat to be featured......Who knows, one day I may apply for one of those jobs you always post!

This was such a fun read. Thanks for sharing!

The pleasure was all mine wilgubeast......It was an honor. I love this site!


3 years ago

Congrats in becoming a featured author! I love your projects! It just pops out :-D and it's great to know you have a sense of humor too ;-)

Thanks shazni.....I find the humor helps after I've spilled an entire quart of paint in my lap.

Hi Mark! I love your colorful projects! And I do have a question:

Do you plan your projects then find the materials to make them or
are you first inspired by the materials and think about what you could
make with that cool fabric or that box of safety pins?

Great question.....Mostly (say 90% of the time) I start working with a material or product and get really hooked on it......Say something like decoupage or plaster of Paris or resin. Next I just start playing with it and experimenting and researching projects, just to see what's out there. After a bit of tinkering around I usually come up with something interesting to make. The other 10% of the time I come up with a project and start hunting. I find more success in the tinkering.