Writer: Laura Piu
Bubbly attitude: Check. Sunny disposition: Check. Chasing life like her pants are on fire: Double check. Kathy Cano-Murillo hasn’t changed a bit since we last spoke some 13 years ago over lunch at what was then Sam’s Café. At the time, Kathy was a staff reporter for the Arizona Republic and her glitter-meets-“Mexi-boho” craft business and blog, craftychica.com
, was taking off. I’d hoped she might make the plunge into her entrepreneurial venture full-time, and dive she did.
More like an Olympic arm stand, reverse somersault, tuck dive. Since that time Kathy’s been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, NPR, HGTV, DIY Network and Lifetime TV to name a few, and her handmade Chicano pop art crafts have been sold to Bloomingdales, Target, Hallmark and more. She is a national spokesperson for ilovetocreate.com
as well as a creative influencer for Lowe’s home improvement stores.
When I catch up with her, Kathy is gearing up to release the latest...