I have been an artistic person for as long as I can remember. Art was always my favorite subject in grade school and I proceeded to get a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in college. After graduation, I put my creative talent to work as a graphic designer for 24 years.
In 2003, I longed for a change, so I laid my design business to rest and opened an antiques shop and tea room. When it closed in 2008, Etsy became the perfect place for me to share my love of vintage items as well as the things I like to make, shown below...
Vintage button magnets
Mixed media primer pictures
Vintage book cover journals and handmade note cards
Pennant banners sewn from vintage textiles
And altered art world globes.
Recently, I had the good fortune to be one of the local artists featured at West Elm Pop Up Shops around the country. I did one in Westport, CT in mid-November and they asked me back for another. So I happily popped up again last Saturday where I brought along this array of handmade goods with a vintage vibe...
And here they are on display at West Elm...
I so enjoyed popping up and meeting West Elm’s friendly sales staff and super nice customers. Many thanks, West Elm!