Haute Furniture Maker. Oakland Play Date Drop-Off.

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Cara. Mom. Artist. Furniture Maker. Oakland, California. October 2013.

Cara recently re-located back to Oakland (her hometown) from Seattle, where she was creating furniture and art, and I mean hands on building – Cara's ability to work amazingly well with her hands is a true talent, watching her mold metals and woods is pretty inspiring.  Because of my time spent with Cara, I attempted to carve clogs out of wood, my own Mara brand of Swedish Clogs.. only I now only have 9 toes, so I had to make my left clog slightly more narrow–the dangers of being an inexperienced wood worker 🙂

Fashion Notes: Agate Bolo Tie necklace, H&M Tank, Scarf from a Seattle Shop, Vintage men's suit vest (love that!) and shoes are adorable Moccasins.  As an artist, Cara really loves to mix patterns in her clothing and shops at some great local vintage shops in the East Bay such as Penny Penny and Mercy.