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Industry Arts
Location New England, United States
Introduction I’ve been playing with paper, color, textiles, and fiber since forever. "Minka's Studio" (my first blog) is a homage to my parents' photography business, a great aunt, a hometown baker, and ancient Japanese farmhouses. My parents' photography business was Jay Phillips Studio. I was named for my father's Aunt Minyah; her sister, my grandmother, sometimes called her Minka. A baker named Minka made my childhood birthday cakes in her bakery near the steel mill. As an adult, I learned about another minka; click on the "minkas" tag to see beautiful Japanese farmhouses. My cooking blog, Minka Cooks, has some of my favorite recipes.
Interests textiles, quilting, unit origami, painting, graphic design, music, miniatures, fruits and vegetables, nature