CraftSanity Podcast Episode 155: Should you make art a career? Erica Lang shares her story

Grand Rapids printmaker Erica Lang carves wood blocks to print on T-shirts for her Woosah Outfitters brand. (Courtesy | Erica Lang)

Grand Rapids printmaker Erica Lang carves wood blocks to print on T-shirts for her Woosah Outfitters brand. (Courtesy | Erica Lang)

Erica Lang has always known she is an artist at heart. But she was worried she would never find a job, so she pursed several other careers.

“I actually purposely avoided (art classes in high school) and took math and science because I was so worried about not being able to get a job,” Lang said.

Check out today’s MLive.com column and podcast below to find out what convinced her to follow her heart and start a printmaking business called Woosah Outfitters.

Erica Lang estimates that she has pulled more than 1,000 prints since launching her Woosah brand. She prints on T-shirts, hoodies and paper and sells Woosah stickers, wallets and leather embellished caps, too.  (Courtesy | Erica Lang)

Erica Lang estimates that she has pulled more than 1,000 prints since launching her Woosah brand. She prints on T-shirts, hoodies and paper and sells Woosah stickers, wallets and leather embellished caps, too. (Courtesy | Erica Lang)

Thanks sponsors: Thanks to my Patreon sponsors and ACS Home and Work for sponsoring this podcast for the last several months.

acshomeandwork-300x124I discovered ACS when I was looking for a local source for flour sack tea towels to use for my printmaking and embroidery projects. I’m happy to be supporting a West Michigan-based company with my business and ACS is graciously sponsoring the CraftSanity Podcast.

Local West Michigan listeners can shop ACS products at the Red Door, 6837 Lake Michigan Dr, in Allendale Charter Township. It’s the ACS outlet and also a pickup location for locals who want to order flour sack tea towels and other goods and skip the shipping costs. Visit Red door for a variety of tea towels and other home goods.

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