Garage-Girls Profile; Heyltje Rose
If your into motorcycles and fashion you have probably seen some of this talented artists work, All of us here at Garage-Girls are fans and wanted to share with you all a little more about this savvy talent, so here is our Garage-Girls profile on Heyltje Rose…….
GG. Tell us about you, where are you from, what are you into and what do you like to do with your free time?
HR. I’m from the sticks- Hector, upstate NY. I am a leathersmith, but also enjoy Pilates, bikes, fashion, antiques, art. I am presently in the process of getting my Pilates certification.
GG. How did you find your passion for your craft? How long have you been doing it?
HR. I can credit my boyfriend and Paul Cox for getting me into working with leather. My boyfriend had worked with leather as a kid. He had minimal tools. When I saw Indian Larry’s bikes and those incredible seats I wanted to learn how to tool. I bought tools and old manuals from the 70’s and messed around with them. I was hooked. I have been doing it for 5 years
GG. What do you love most about your artwork?
HR. I love that I have found my niche and can make a living from what I love to do. I love that I now have an excuse to go antiquing and buy findings. I include as much of it as possible in my work.
GG. Do you have a sweet car or a motorcycle?
HR. My only vehicle is a Mini Cooper S. Love it, but doesn’t have the character of a vintage car or hand made bike. I love old wagons…Someday I will own a Rambler. And someday I will have a flat head built by my favorite fabricator, Lock Baker @ Eastern Fabrications…
GG. What are you most passionate about in life?
HR. I am most passionate about living the life that I want to live no matter what anyone else thinks or how much people might judge me for it. I want to always do what I love (which may change someday) instead of having the driving force be monetary gain.
GG. Is there anything you would love to learn to do?
HR. I would love to get into Gyrotonics. It is a form of exercise that I have always wanted to check out.
GG. Where would you most like to visit?
HR. I have always wanted to see the Pyramids…Maybe someday when things aren’t in so much turmoil there.
GG. What is your idea of relaxing?
HR. Relaxation is yoga, a dirty martini at the end of a hard day, a deep tissue massage.
GG. What type of music do you normally listen to?
HR. I listen to Gangsta rap, old hip hop, Dylan, dub, bluegrass, punk, house….
GG. Do you collect anything?
HR. I collect old bar ware and Pyrex. It is a problem. If it is reasonably priced, I can’t leave it on the shelf….If anyone has the vintage shaker with pink elephants I NEED it.
To see more work and just drool over the imagery visit heyltjerose.com
She also has a cool blog we follow, you can check that out here