|Purple Crystal and Metal Necklace|
I get my inspiration from everywhere. It's kind of crazy. I can just see some every day thing, get an idea, and roll with it. It is a good thing I have a notebook handy most of the time because sometimes it happens in my sleep and have to jump up and write it down. I find tons of inspiration in other artists. Not the product but their personalities. People are a wonderful source to pull ideas from.
My shop is a place for feminine things. On the outside I am a mother, Grandmother, Creator, and so on. My shop reflects my heart and soul! It is full of beautiful things that I want myself and everyone else to wear everyday. My shop has something for every woman in all walks of life. Etsy is the way I show and share with the rest of the world! I am consistently coming up with new concoctions. I am designing and making clothing. I love upcycling items! Hats and jewelery are an amazing accessory that I love to embellish and make. I am always adding new items on a regular basis. Please visit my store often!
|Vintage Blue Paisley Dress|
I have been creating things for as long as I can remember. We used to live in the middle of nowhere and had no power so as a kid I had to get creative for entertainment. I learned how to sew on an old foot pedal singer sewing machine so when I got an electric sewing machine I went CRAZY! I wanted to sew everything. We also didn't have much money and that carried on to when my daughter was young so all the things I wanted to buy for her I had to learn how to make.
What different mediums do you use?
My favorite things are making jewelery and designing and making clothes. I have dabbled in almost every craft I think.
Do you have any tips on spotting great vintage items?
Hmmmm... That's a tough one. I always tell my kids that things just call out to me but in all actuality they don't. I think the best tips I could give would be to look for the unique vintage. Go to thrift stores, estate sales and auctions. They usually have great vintage items. Also keep looking. You have to sort through and look at everything there. You will usually find a diamond in the rough.
Where can we find your work?
My work can be found at www.forthegirlygirl.etsy.com
Do you participate in any local markets or events?
I am trying to get into the Sagebrush Art Festival this September. I also do flea markets a couple times a year. I am hoping I will be able to do many more art shows next year.