CraftSanity: CraftSanity Podcast Episode 155: Should you make art a career? Erica Lang shares her story

BY JENNIFER 

FEBRUARY 15, 2015

Grand Rapids printmaker Erica Lang carves wood blocks to print on T-shirts for her Woosah Outfitters brand. (Courtesy | Erica Lang)

Grand Rapids printmaker Erica Lang carves wood blocks to print on T-shirts for her Woosah Outfitters brand. (Courtesy | Erica Lang)

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Erica Lang has always known she is an artist at heart. But she was worried she would never find a job, so she pursed several other careers.

“I actually purposely avoided (art classes in high school) and took math and science because I was so worried about not being able to get a job,” Lang said.

Check out today’s MLive.com column and podcast below to find out what convinced her to follow her heart and start a printmaking business called Woosah Outfitters.

Erica Lang estimates that she has pulled more than 1,000 prints since launching her Woosah brand. She prints on T-shirts, hoodies and paper and sells Woosah stickers, wallets and leather embellished caps, too. (Courtesy | Erica Lang)

Erica Lang estimates that she has pulled more than 1,000 prints since launching her Woosah brand. She prints on T-shirts, hoodies and paper and sells Woosah stickers, wallets and leather embellished caps, too. (Courtesy | Erica Lang)