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Personalized Giving: A Saint with Special Meaning

Personalized Giving: A Saint with Special Meaning

One Snapdragon offering that is deeply meaningful to me is my line of personal saints—which align with my desire to provide people with objects of support, protection, and inspiration as they go through difficult times or take exciting risks in life. Learn more about the history of the first saints I made and the process I use to decorate them so intricately! 

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Looking forward to Day of the Dead!

Day of the Dead Folk Art

Looking forward to Day of the Dead!

In an effort to integrate my love of knitting with my love of folk art, I created these stuffed Day of the Dead skulls!  Here are some process pictures showing the decision-making and brainstorming I did to decorate them.  I played around with crochet, knitting, sequins, fake flowers, repurposed jewelry and more before settling on the final designs.

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Incredible Videos of Frida - These will make your heart sing...

Frida Kahlo

Incredible Videos of Frida - These will make your heart sing...

I had to share these incredible videos with Snapdragon's community.  It is so moving to see actual videos of Frida, to get a true sense of her spirit and beauty and humor.  

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Self-Taught: It all started with cross-stitch

Embroidery Folk Art

Self-Taught: It all started with cross-stitch

I never considered myself to be a visual artist when I was young. But I had an aunt who would always give me craft kits as presents, and I eventually started using them. I was especially fascinated by all forms of needlework. Everything I now make started with the basic cross-stitch kits available during my childhood--most of which were really boring designs--but I've come a long way since. 

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Frida & July: Sacred Spaces

Folk Art Frida Kahlo

Frida & July: Sacred Spaces

Frida Kahlo was born (and died) in July. She was a Cancer, a highly emotional, intuitive, and artistic sign, represented by the crab. Cancerians form intense connections with their homes (their shells). See photos of Frida's home and studio space and see a few pictures of my own home and folk art collection as well! 

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