Who is April Sproule?
I grew up in a small town in northern California where I was fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time with my grandmothers. As soon as I was old enough to hold a needle without causing personal injury to myself, they taught me the skills of sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, lace making, and embroidery.
After graduating from high school, I spent a few years working in the design and production of leather goods and clothing. In need of broadening my technical skills , I attended San Francisco School of Fashion Design. I was then employed for many years in the apparel and accessories industries in the United States and Canada. My areas of expertise were design, new product development, and production management.
Sproule Studios was established in 2001, and I have continued my education in the arts at our local college as well as workshops with many internationally recognized textile artists.
What really inspires me is genius: those people who are so connected to their art form that they are able to excel light years beyond the status quo. That would include: painters, musicians, architects, writers, or anyone who is able to obtain an emotional reaction from the viewer or participant: like goose bumps, or being moved to tears. I am intrigued by the process of becoming so perfectly aligned with your creative energy that it takes over your entire life.
I love helping others discover their unique creative path. Everyone has a gift, but sometimes it can be difficult to define. Sometimes it takes a little push from another person to encourage someone that it really is alright to pursue whatever it is that makes them feel alive and brings them joy. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all dedicate more time to the pursuit of happiness?