CHERYL HORGAN . USJI CRAFTSPERSON OF THE WEEK . AUGUST 9-13

Cheryl Horgan is a familiar face, faithfully set up at the foot of the City Market. Cheryl is the creator of 'Sparkly Things To Nurture Your Inner Crow.' Let's learn a little more…

Where were you born?
I was born right here in Saint John, NB

Where do you work?…and for how long?
I am located at the foot of the Saint John City Market at the Germain St. Entrance to the market. Ive been here for almost a year and a half (with a brief stint at a spot behind the bananas at Petes).

What was your favourite/most interesting project?
Its hard to pick a favourite. I really like designing new pieces of metalwork and chainmail. Im currently working on learning how to acid-etch metals so that I can transform my ink designs into jewellery. Cool stuff!

What do you like best about uptown Saint John?
Speaking from my own experience in the market, I love the community. I like being a part of peoples lives and seeing the variety of people that I meet each day.

Who is your favourite musician/actor/actress??
Um… Thats hard to answer: Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon and Pink Floyd. It depends on when you ask me.

What place on earth inspires you?
I love the desert. Miles and miles of hidden potential for creativity; fossils, minerals, bits of history all sitting out there waiting to be discovered! The first time I saw desert, I was speechless!

Secret indulgence?
Spaghetti westerns and tacky old sci-fi (dont tell anybody).

Do you have any pets?
I have an aloof little calico cat named Blossom.

What do you like to eat for breakfast?
A smoke, a coffee and a granola bar (in that order).

What is your favourite drink?
Diet Dr. Pepper (that stuffs amazing!)

Spring? Summer? Winter? Fall?
Fall… Definitely fall. I have a thing for colours.

Do you have a nickname?
Cher, Cheryl Crow, and Tinsel. It depends on who you ask.

Favourite quote?
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams
Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.
Also by Douglas Adams

What is your favourite hangout uptown?
Hangout? Whos got time to hang out?

What book are you reading right now?
The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide by Douglas Adams (surprise..) and The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody: Great Figures of History Hilariously Humbled by Will Cuppy

What is your favourite thing to wear?
Do people really have favourite things to wear? I think I need to get out more often…

Describe yourself in three words.
Biblically creative & patient

Email Cheryl at inner_crow@rogers.com
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