Hey Murphy is the jewelry line of FELIZ team member Sarah Murphy. She's a veteran FELIZ vendor and now a force behind the sale. When she isn't working hard on her own line, or at her day job at Bell & Bird, she's usually on the road with her husband and two dogs, or traveling abroad.
Following your instagram has the FELIZ team full of envy seeing your travel photography. Why is travel so important to you?
Haha, well there are a few factors. My family lives on the East Coast and my husband's family lives on the West Coast. Some of the closest people in my life live far away, so I make it a priority to either visit them or travel with them.
When I'm in Austin there's always something I need to work on. I work full time as a media manager, I also design and fabricate Hey Murphy, and co-organize FELIZ. You could say I work a lot (which I love!), but when I travel I'm able to disconnect and relax. It took some time, but I've figured out a balance of what makes me happy.
How does it inform your work and/or studio practice?
If you don't know me that well, I work a lot. During Feliz or production season, I'm usually working 7 days a week. So I find myself traveling at the end of a big season and in need of a break. I think of it more as an opportunity to reset and reflect on my goals.
The weekend after FELIZ, I'm heading to my friend's farm outside of Austin to decompress.
Can you share some of your favorite photos from your most favorite trips?
There are too many to pick from, but here are a few from my travels from last year.
Find Sarah tomorrow at the Palm Door on Sabine St. She'll either be selling you jewels at the Hey Murphy booth or picking up trash and answering your questions as a FELIZ team member ~ like a boss.
See you at the sale! 11am- 6pm