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Hi, my name is Flavia and I was born in Lima, Peru` from creative, charming parents. Spent my youth in Italy, came to America to further my education and here i am. Although I have tried my hand at most media, paper speaks to me. I quill, coil, collage, paper mache`, pulp sculpt and constantly looking for more ways to play with paper, but always revert back to coiling for the end result mesmerizes me.

I have been rolling paper for a long, long time, and it all started when I was a young thing, going to the movies with my family, I used to sit by my dad, because I adored him and also a bit because he had the money and I wanted to be the first in line to get the intermission ice cream treat. The tickets then were made of thin paper and dad used to roll them into a little tube like shape and while we were lost in the movie he used to stick it in my ear and make me jump. The rolling of paper…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 8
  • Joined February 25, 2010

Favorite materials

organic and natural products, wood, paper, leather, semi precious stones, silk, cotton and so on, I have been known to use plastic in my recycled creations too

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About

Hi, my name is Flavia and I was born in Lima, Peru` from creative, charming parents. Spent my youth in Italy, came to America to further my education and here i am. Although I have tried my hand at most media, paper speaks to me. I quill, coil, collage, paper mache`, pulp sculpt and constantly looking for more ways to play with paper, but always revert back to coiling for the end result mesmerizes me.

I have been rolling paper for a long, long time, and it all started when I was a young thing, going to the movies with my family, I used to sit by my dad, because I adored him and also a bit because he had the money and I wanted to be the first in line to get the intermission ice cream treat. The tickets then were made of thin paper and dad used to roll them into a little tube like shape and while we were lost in the movie he used to stick it in my ear and make me jump. The rolling of paper became a habit. I graduated from small ticket to the grocery store receipts and kept finding these rolled up sticks everywhere, then I would coil them for fun and throw them away. One little step of progression at a time and here I am, with the birth of the baskets in 2008 and now into large sculpted pieces and coiled paintings.

I am one of the original recyclers, a sustainable artist from birth if you will, creating all my art from recycled items I used to salvage, recycling old t-shirts and turning them into new pieces. painting on found objects and playing with paper. In all my work I am very sustainable, I discard very little and I love to recycle, up-cycle and be as eco friendly as I can.

I currently live in NC musing with incredible artists and raising my youngest three of four children and creating wonderful things with their help sometimes. My life is wonderful, my community is loving, creative and fun.

My shop policies are quite simple and general , to read up on this please follow this link http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=9384474

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