I'm hoping that a lot of you are finding this blog due to the article in the Sunday Gazette (Schenectady, NY) today! I was so thrilled that the reporter, Elysia Nest, was willing to write a story about me. And having the photographer over was a lot of fun.
If you want to see the article you can find it here.
There's also photos online that aren't in the paper, you can see them here.
"Brigette Zacharczenko is passionate about all things creepy-crawly. The 19-year-old Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake high school graduate turned college zoology major, in fact, can’t ever recall a time when the outdoors and its myriad inhabitants were not the focal point of her days and nights. She has gained international attention and has become a favorite among area insect enthusiasts for her ability to replicate a variety of critters by using crafting techniques her grandmother taught her as a child, including sewing, cross-stitch, knitting and crochet"
That last line is partly right - I only use machine and hand sewing to create my creatures, but I *did* learn all those other techniques and use them now and then for things for myself.
I love that, "international attention", hehe!
I'm going to go bounce off the walls now.