Monday, June 8, 2009

Meet Daniel DeMoy

Dr. Beverly Serra-Brooks sent us a copy of her CD, Song of a Country Priest, and we were blown away by the sensitivity of her piano playing. So we're very excited to be introduced to her nominee for Most Fascinating Person, puppeteer and fabric designer Daniel DeMoy. Here's how Dr. Beverly described Dan:

Dan is another creative soul who crafts his art in cloth and has an interesting entrepreneurial spirit. He's also a great example of reconciling one's art to the 21st Century. He knows success is finding a way to make $$ from your creativity. We both enjoy creative gardening to get the juices flowing and he's even introduced me to WII Sports!

Welcome, Dan.

1. What motivates you to get up in the morning?

That depends on the morning...I am more of a night owl and will often work into the night..however sunny weather gets me up early so I can go outside and play...I can always work at night.

2. What keeps you awake at night? What obsesses you?

If I have a project that gets involved, I will construct it over and over again in my head...sometimes I get the epiphany when I am lying there trying to sleep. My obessions well...right now its being the best friend I can be and to make my corner of the world a brighter spot.

3. What do you struggle with most?

Many times its motivation. It can be hard working from home. When there are flowers to plant and walls to paint....Of course I can always work at night.

4. What is the most valuable lesson you've learned?

Never underestimate what you can acomplish. Never let your friends underestimate themselves.

5. What is your personal philosophy or motto?

Knowledge is the key...strive to learn something new everyday of your life and you will never have wasted a day.

Dan DeMoy has always had a thread of fabric running through him. For 18 years he ran his family's dry cleaning business learning the ins and outs of fabrics. During this time he ran a non profit acting group teaching kids history via recreation and then packing them off to Renaissance fairs where custom costumes and puppets were the fair of the day. Being faced with a life changing moment he took his love of fabrics and creating amazing things with them, opening a custom decor workroom making the finest in custom drapery and fabric accents for the home. Keeping with his love of creation he still delves in fantastic marionettes for performing and to make custom for clients. You can find him at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dan never ran the dry cleaners. His sister and brother-in-law did. He was hired to run the dry cleaning machine as a favor to his mother.

His life changing moment was when the cleaner's was sold, and he had to get a job not set up by his mother.