Crafty Chica, also known as Kathy Cano-Murillo, is a beacon of creativity and positivity in the world of crafts. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Kathy has transformed her passion for writing and art into a thriving online platform that encourages others to embrace their artistic side and spread positivity through creativity.
Kathy's journey into the world of crafting and blogging is an inspiring one. She started her career as a features clerk at The Arizona Republic, where she was later asked to write a weekly craft column. This opportunity allowed her to share her love for crafting with a wider audience and led to the creation of CraftyChica.com in 2001.
Crafty Chica is more than just a blog; it's a vibrant community anchored in DIY and crafts, but also embracing books, shopping, fashion, business, movies, food, travel, beauty, tech, and family life. Kathy's mission is to inspire others to bring out their inner sparkle and to see the sparkle in others. She uses CraftyChica.com to share all the little and big things that make life sweet!
Kathy's creativity extends beyond her blog. She has authored several craft books and novels, developed a product line that debuted in 2008 at Michaels Stores, and co-founded several initiatives, including the Phoenix Latino Bloggers and We All Grow Storytellers. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, and more.
As we shine our spotlight on Crafty Chica, we celebrate its contribution to the crafting community. Its dedication to promoting creativity and the joy of crafting is truly inspiring.
This article is part of Enjoy Ceramic Art's Spotlight Series, where we honor and feature exceptional artisans, businesses, and innovators in the world of ceramics and crafts. Discover their unique stories, creations, and contributions to the art community.