Let me tell you a little about myself and my blog. My name is Maggie, from beautiful Portland, Oregon. I've been a professional illustrator and designer, mostly in the textile and home-sewing industry, for many (TOO many to admit...) years. I consider that my "day job". But I am also an avid crafter and painter, selling my soldered jewelry creations plus my angel paintings and prints through boutique sales as well from my Etsy shop. I spend wa-a-a-y too much time at thrift shops and garage sales, hunting for treasure, so you'll see some of that here, too. Many of the posts in my archives chronicle the fun jewelry-making and collage workshops I often teach in my home studio. Here are some photos from past posts to give you an idea of my typical ramblings:
|On my messy desk, a fashion illustration in progress|
for Simplicity Pattern Co.
|The (poorly photographed) finished illustration,|
ready for the pattern catalog
|An angel painting in progress...|
| ...and the finished piece. The original sold but I still|
sell mounted prints of this image.
|Jewelry making in progress...|
|...and a finished shadowbox pendant, ready for the Etsy shop.|
|A collage and jewelry workshop in my studio...so messy, so much fun!|
Click on the link for a mini-tour.
|Some student work....beautiful, isn't it?|
|Lots of collage work...|
|...and just about any crafty project|
that strikes me as "I've GOTTA try that!"
(shown here, cast concrete leaves)
And now, for the GIVE-AWAY! To enter, please become a follower (optional), and LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW on this post (make sure there's a way to contact you if your name is chosen). I've gathered together a little sampling of my creations for you to use and enjoy. Included in the prize: an altered journal, a small altered notepad, a set of gift tags, and two handmade cards featuring prints of my angel paintings (can you tell I like things with wings?),and one vintage lace soldered charm. Anyone can enter, whether you have a blog or not, and entries must be posted by midnight Jan 31, 2013, when I will randomly select a lucky winner :-). Good luck and THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!
|Leave a comment below for a chance to win!|