I hope you are enjoying the Guest Artist and Guest Blogger features. For some time I have wanted to share other people's art and stories with you and I hope that next year will be full of many, many more posts that will inspire and encourage you.
Today I'd like for you to meet Cindy Forrester of Reclaimed Soul Jewelry. I ran across her blog a couple of years ago (I think) and fell in love with her work! You can tell right away when you see her work that she puts her heart into each piece she creates. Here's her description of her work: "Handcrafted meaningful jewelry to fit every unique need for special occasions or everyday. I refer to them as “Reclaimed Soul”. Inspiration comes from inspiring words, nature and my love of vintage."
I gave Cindy a list of questions and let her choose 5 to share her answers with us:
1. Why do you do the art that you do?
Well I have this overwhelming desire in my heart that I must create, create, create!!!
2. What is your favorite décor style?
Kind of ecclectic, I love mixing old with more contemporary.
3. List your 3 favorite colors.
Blue, green and yellow.
4. What is your earliest memory of crafting / creating?
Hmmm...well I think I was probably around 7 or 8, for Christmas I always got the paint by number sets, the first one was of a puppy and I fell in love with those brushes and paint.
5. Who influenced you most in your art?
My 7th grade teacher Betty Mattox, she always encouraged me to keep drawing and painting. She would tell me that I could do anything I wanted to if I would just make up my mind to do it. At the end of that school year I wanted to take my work home but she wouldn't allow it, I found out years later she had kept them and they were now hanging in her home. Sadly, she passed away from cancer when I was around 19 years old. She was a great lady and teacher and I carry her memory in my heart always.
Thank you for sharing with us Cindy! It's hard to choose a favorite but I just adore that little deer necklace!
Please feel free to leave a comment here for Cindy, and then head on over to her blog and shop to see more of her work and read about her inspirations and things that she's working on.
Reclaimed Soul Jewelry Etsy Shop ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/reclaimedsoul
Reclaimed Soul Jewelry Blog ~ http://reclaimedsouljewelry.blogspot.com/
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Take care and God bless,