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Tin tabernacles are a strange mix.... made of humble corrugated iron (they came in a a very large flat pack!) but often grandly adorned with carved wood barge boards and Gothic arch windows. I like their incongruity. Beyond their religious purpose they often house jumble sales, craft fairs and auctions...you never know what you might find! Yum. And so I chose ' tin tabernacle' as the name to represent my eclectic little shop.

It's true to say that have my fingers in lots of pies....I love being creative in all aspects of life and feel bereft if I can't be. I have been selling paintings since I was 11. I love old things and sometimes making them into new things. And I like to think. And play with words. And find inspiration in small things. And cook and eat and laugh....
I love the idea of the found object and it's possibilities. I like making something…

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  • Born on August 28
  • Joined October 25, 2010

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Mostly natural, paper, textiles, yarn, cotton, vintage, and anything that conveys atmosphere

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Tin tabernacles are a strange mix.... made of humble corrugated iron (they came in a a very large flat pack!) but often grandly adorned with carved wood barge boards and Gothic arch windows. I like their incongruity. Beyond their religious purpose they often house jumble sales, craft fairs and auctions...you never know what you might find! Yum. And so I chose ' tin tabernacle' as the name to represent my eclectic little shop.

It's true to say that have my fingers in lots of pies....I love being creative in all aspects of life and feel bereft if I can't be. I have been selling paintings since I was 11. I love old things and sometimes making them into new things. And I like to think. And play with words. And find inspiration in small things. And cook and eat and laugh....
I love the idea of the found object and it's possibilities. I like making something out of 'nothing', or nothing into something.
I hate waste.

I like imagining the narrative in and between objects.

Here are a small amount of things that have kept me occupied and therefore out of trouble and a happier human being.

Currently working as an interior stylist/decorator, and occasionally people let me loose to paint murals of flora and fauna on their walls.

I also like to dabble in animation..come and see the knitted dogs perform on YouTube. My user name is kateonahottinroof

That's enough about me.
Cheerio!

Karen Boatwright

tintabernacle was recently featured in these lovely blogs:

www.designskool.net/tin-tabernacle

www.theartroomplant.blogspot.com

www.sweetsweetlife-amy.blogspot.com



COME AND SEE MY OTHER ETSY SHOP! www.etsy.com/shop/goodintent

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