Lennie and Bruce Beet (Snooter-doots™) were discussing the creative process recently, over a warm cup’a Joe. Snooter-doots are the perfect example of originality and inspiration. Their artist, Gina McCauley, wanted to make a fun, durable toy for her grand-dog, and as she was already knitting and felting warm hats and caps, she pulled out some left over yarn and started knitting free-form.
Lennie and Bruce find it interesting to consider where creative inspiration comes from. True artists find their muse in many places. Snooter-doots are inspired by nature. Gina draws from her horticultural background, love of the outdoors and food, through a system of ‘what if’s’. She designs and develops her own ideas into loveable characters that have become quite collectible. Strict adherence to the artist’s creed, ‘thou shall not copy’, results in unique and original pieces that bring long-lasting joy and pride to their owners.
Patrons can best support true and original artistic concepts by talking to the artist about where their inspiration came from and how they make their product. Look-alikes are not original artistic concepts, and do nothing to enhance a person’s collection. Accept only the best, the real McCoy, from a true artist.
Snooter-doots are handcrafted in Seattle, WA. They are available online at www.snooter-doots.com and at many fine gift shops throughout the Pacific Northwest. You can also ‘adopt’ them directly from the artist at local arts/crafts fairs and festivals. Follow Snooter-doot adventures on Facebook at www.facebook.com/snooter-doots; Lennie and Bruce would love to meet you!