So here is the SARAH part of Sarahndipitous I can talk about

[in the 3rd person so it sounds important & official]

Sarah Hodsdon is an internationally recognized Mixed Media Artist, award winning Designer, Inventor, Media Personality, Author, Public Speaker, Robotics Mentor and Traditional Craft Instructor. Her work has been published in MAKE, CRAFT, Somerset, Stamper's Sampler, The Rubber Stamper, Scrap & Stamp Arts, The Card Maker, RubberStampMadness, VSN, Home Companion, Ready Made, Expression Arts, Indie Arts, Crafts n Things, Creative TECHniques, as well as in a number of books, industry publications, e-zines, online galleries, advertisements and National Media campaigns. Many thousands of Sarah's handmade pieces, gifts and sundries have found their way around the world and her Fine Art pieces are hanging in prominent places in private collections, businesses and galleries. Her artwork can be found on fabric, home design, children's illustrations, and yes, even on skin as a tattoo. 

Sarah works with amazing companies and brands in a variety of capacities ranging from Licensing & Design, Product Concept & Prototype, Media Consultation, Illustration, Ad Copy, Infomercials, Scripting & Storyboards, Project Origination, Step-outs, and Instructions, Kit Concept & Design (for children as well as adults) and Authoring Original Content (traditional Media (magazines and books) and Emerging digital technologies (e-books, blogs, vlogs, apps, and virtual worlds). 

Sarah has worked with BIC, Dremel, Tandy Leather, Provo Craft (Cricut and Yudu), Xyron (Creatopia), Fiskars, Mrs.Butterworth, Tsukineko, MercArt, JudiKins, Golden Paints, Art Declassified, and various other companies. She has had the privilege of designing for over 60 manufacturers in the Arts and Crafting Industry and contributing to over 40 publications.

Sarah has had the honor of being awarded Craft and Hobby Association's Best in Show for License and Design and multiple Golden Press Kit Awards. In addition, Sarah (and her sponsors) has/(have) also been awarded Editor Choice awards at Maker Faire San Mateo 2011,2012,2015, 2016 (2 Editor Choice and Best in Class), Maker Faire Detroit 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (Maker of Merit), 2015, 2016, 2017 (Maker of Merit), and Maker Faire NY 2014 (2 Editor Choice and Best in Class. She has been a highlight speaker on the Craft Movement, Hackschooling, YoungMakers, and putting the Craft back in a Craftsmen education.

Sarah is currently the Chief Creative Officer for Sarahndipitous Designs LLC (Makerspace and Licensing Studio), the Resident Scrapbooking Expert for Bic Mark-it Markers, Artistic Director and Concept Designer for 2018 start-up Fiber and Flux (Abigael Hodsdon), non-fiction Author at start-up 48 Chickens Publishing (Ben Hodsdon), Game Illustrator and Concept Designer at 2018 start-up Niacin Productions (Ben Hodsdon), FIRST Robotics Mentor for FRC #5774 Maximum Overload (Flint Michigan), an recognized speaker, instructor and advocate for STEAM based learning, Hackschooling (online education, skill acquisition, and apprenticeship) and the Young Makers Movement worldwide, and a former Board of Director Member and Crafting advocate for The Craft and Hobby Association (now AFCI).

Sarah doesn't wear a cape or spandex, prefers jeans, t-shirt, work boots, copious amounts of coffee, and an apron. Sarah's Nerf gun skills are the stuff of legend and when she isn't teaching, she is raising 3 virtually educated children (17,16, and 14), chickens, dogs, cats, and organic veggies with her husband on their 10 acre plot of wooded paradise. She and her family are advocates for Michigan and it's growing Creative Community; locally she volunteers her time & resources using art and traditional craft in untraditional ways via various Makerspaces, classroom, and extra-curricular activities to aid at risk youth. On any given day Sarah's studio is a cacophony of mechanical whirrs, fierce robots, awesome music cranked up, experimental crafting supplies, canvases in various stages, and a camera crew poking around hoping to catch the mysterious and ever elusive Jackalope said to live in the old fox den at the end of the zip line.