I'll try to keep my post short, since you have many more stops to make, and also because I just had oral surgery today and am still recuperating (and am still a little loopy from the meds...)! But I didn't want to miss the chance to meet and greet you!
|I love to make soldered jewelry...here is one of my signature shadow boxes|
A little bit about myself: 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 years. As that industry has experienced a bit of a decline in the last few years, I'm finding more time to devote to my love of crafting and painting. I enjoy blogging because it has introduced me to a great many kindred souls out there who share many of my passions. I like to use my blog as a journal of sorts, to share the projects I'm working on. It also serves as a doorway to my Etsy shop, which is woefully bare right now, but should be stocked again soon with the soldered jewelry and angel paintings that I love to create.
|Painting folk art angels is a passion of mine, and I recently started using miniature prints in my jewelry|
This blog has also been a wonderful way to participate in various crafty swaps and challenges, and get to know the other participants through the sharing of our little creations.
|It's fun to participate in the weekly challenges over at the Tag Tuesday blog|
|or to swap Artist Trading Cards at ArtJoyStuff...|
|or to trade crafty projects at BlissfulArtSwaps|
Sometimes I share tidbits about my family. My only child is far away for her freshman year at college (and I'm still adjusting to the empty nest!), and I lost both my parents since starting this blog --- so many folks out in blogland reached out with empathy and kind words of support. How wonderful is that?!
|One of my clients manufactures tote bags. Here is one of my designs.|
Well, hopefully you've gotten to know me a little bit through this post, and I can't wait to go through Vicki's list and get to know some of you better, too!! I would LOVE for you to visit often and keep up with what I'm working on here in my studio either professionally, or just for fun...just click on the "Join This Site" button in my sidebar to follow along, and I'll do the same for you!
|GIVEAWAY #1 -- One winner will receive one lace necklace similar to these pictured. A snippet of vintage lace is encased between glass with a soldered silver frame and antique pearl dangle.|