March 23, 2023

023: Bilingual Sewing


I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Vanessa Vargas Wilson.

Best known as the Crafty Gemini, she is a former law professor who chose to pursue a YouTube career instead.
(Visit THIS LINK to watch a short stop animation film about how Vanessa got her YouTube start.)
She posts instructional videos, teaching viewers how to do everything from sewing and quilting to organic gardening and canning.
She quit her job as a college law professor to pursue her Crafty Gemini business full-time. HERE is an interview she did that tells more about here business.
She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Anthropology and Juris Doctor.
She was born in Queens, NY and grew up in Miami, Florida with her mother and three sisters. Fluent in English and Spanish. Family is from the Dominican Republic.  Currently lives outside of Gainesville, Florida with her husband, two kids, and a bunch of farm animals on a 5-acre organic homestead.
She attended the University of Florida where she earned two degrees: BA in Anthropology in 2004 and with a JD in 2008.
Find Vanessa online:
  • My YouTube channel for 250+ tutorials on a ton of different things including sewing, quilting, crochet, cooking, gardening, canning, etc.
  • My online classes and PDF patterns website.

On the podcast we discuss homesteading, homeschooling, the business of art, standing up for yourself and demanding a fair price, YouTube, and Vanessa’ very interesting career path.

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

Find the show on iTunes here.

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