Shop address: www.art4kidsbooks.etsy.com
Tell us a bit about yourself :
I am a children's illustrator, married, with three kids, living in northern Virginia, who also creates odds and ends from formerly used bits of things.
Trashion materials: beads, fabric, paper, thread, yarn, paint, metal, buttons, metallic thread, ironable fusing, sequins, whatever cool sparkly thing attracts my eyes.
I transform them into: jewelry and hanging odds and ends, plaques, decorative items. I also like hanging things, fringe and sparlkes and sequins.
How do you do it? I enjoy stringing beads, charms and metal, glass or buttons together, adding them to used bracelets or necklaces, etc.
What inspired you to do this and why are you involved in trashion? My Mother inspired me. She is incredibly creative in a greater way. I am also involved in trashion because I love the effect of the end results.
Do you remember the first thing you made using the trashion concept? yes
What was it? A button bracelet.
What are your current projects and what is on the horizon? I am in the process of illustrating some children's books and at the same time have an urge to create things with beads and buttons and fabric. I also enjoy collage, but have to limit myself somewhere. I am planning on learning the basics of stained glass as well to use the knowledge in trashion.
Why should people buy handmade, and buy from trashion? Recycling, first, which uses wonderful items and makes even more interesting results from them.