Summer reminds me of the water... here in Michigan we are surrounded by the Great Lakes and a multitude of inland lakes as well. I've always loved anything nautical; being near or better yet, being on the water, enjoying the cool breeze it offers on a warm summer day, or my favorite, walking a deserted beach late into the night. And lighthouses.... Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state in the US. One of my favorite things to do is visit each one, learn it's history, it's ghosts, and just imagine how many old ships have used the beacon during rough waters and treacherous storms. Yes I love old things nautical, and here are some vintage style mixed media collages made similar to the way I made the White Christmas shadowboxes several months ago. I can almost feel the lake breeze, smell the fresh air it brings in, and hear the lonely wail of the seagulls. One can dream!
My name is Carol and I am an addict. I cannot get enough of things of old..... buttons, lacey things, rusty musty things, bits and bobs all which make up my creations. I would consider myself a self taught multi media artist, but all of my things have this in common... my love for nature, animals and anything vintage. I am married, mother of 4 children, residing in a 120 year old Victorian home. My idea of heaven is spending time with family, and even more so if we are at "B's Nest", our 80 year old log cabin tucked in the woods of Northern Michigan. Favorite hobby is (as always) my love of animals, antiques and vintage finds, and currently creating things for home, family, or etsy!!