My EtsyMetal group posted a new challenge - to do a blog post on a theme. So every so often someone will come up with a question or topic and whoever wants to blog about it will! At the end of the post, I'll link to everyone else that answered this week's questions - so you can see what inspires them too!
I think most people that see my work know that nature is my biggest inspiration. Especially trees! I love trees and really know that I could not live in a location where their weren't any trees. I love being in the middle of a forest and not being able to see any manmade structure. Ever since I was little I can remember going in to the woods, really for any reason! Just for fun to play with twigs and leaves and sweet gum balls. I used to make little boats out of bark and twigs and leaves to sail down a little stream. It was fabulous. I would also go there seeking refuge from the rest of the world.
Then there is the simple fact of all the amazing textures! So if I can create a little mini slice of the feeling I get from being in the woods - it makes me happy.
I'm a full time artist - mostly in jewelry but I consider myself an all around artist as I love painting, photography, ceramics, and screenprinting. My business has largely turned in to making custom wedding rings which is wonderfully meaningful. I'm also a yoga teacher!