Coco Watkin's Profile

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About ByCoco:
At ByCoco, my goal is to bring you heirloom quality art for your everyday enjoyment. I look forward to gaining your trust and confidence in my craftsmanship and service. I also have a shop by the same name on ArtFire, another venue for buying and selling handmade arts/crafts.

ByCoco is a member of: Etsy's Maine Artists' Team.To see handmade creations by other Artists in this group search for MAINETEAM.

About Coco:
My name is Coco Watkin. I grew up in New Orleans where the atmosphere is rich with culture and where imagination and innovation are celebrated through its architecture, its music, its food, its Mardi Gras and its other festivals. New Orleans is a large city with a small town flavor and a special love of the arts--visual, performing and culinary…

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  • Joined April 4, 2007

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Stained Glass, Bottles, Wood, Metal, Paints, Recyclables, Terra Cotta, Stone, Polymer Clay, Wax, Caning, Fabric, Miscellaneous Notions

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Stained Glass Art for Special Occasions &...

About

About ByCoco:
At ByCoco, my goal is to bring you heirloom quality art for your everyday enjoyment. I look forward to gaining your trust and confidence in my craftsmanship and service. I also have a shop by the same name on ArtFire, another venue for buying and selling handmade arts/crafts.

ByCoco is a member of: Etsy's Maine Artists' Team.To see handmade creations by other Artists in this group search for MAINETEAM.

About Coco:
My name is Coco Watkin. I grew up in New Orleans where the atmosphere is rich with culture and where imagination and innovation are celebrated through its architecture, its music, its food, its Mardi Gras and its other festivals. New Orleans is a large city with a small town flavor and a special love of the arts--visual, performing and culinary.

As a military wife of 30+ years, I've experienced different cultures within the United States and abroad, each exuding their own indigenous artistic flair for transforming the ordinary in life into something extraordinary.

As the mother of five children, necessity has often been my inspiration and on a fairly regular basis has proven to be the mother of invention. Parenting has been a wild and unpredictable ride, and I would do it all over again, especially if I could do it over again with the same husband who is a fantastic father.

As an artist, I specialize in stained glass and decorative folk painting (European style stroke work). Over the years, I've also dabbled in carved candles, soap, clay, needlework, fountains, basic carpentry and refinishing, caning, and various types of sewing, as well as candy and jelly making. Often while creating something in my studio I am tapping into my knowledge of and skill in more than just one artistic medium. My other passion is for transforming trash into treasure or giving new life to something old.

Whether you buy something or not, I hope you enjoy browsing through the items I have for sale. And if you ever have an idea for a unique gift you would like me to design and make, just let me know. You can contact me through my Etsy store. I look forward to working with you and bringing you art for everyday enjoyment.

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