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After a lifetime in the performing arts, a guitar playing singer/songwriter walked into my life and before I knew it, I was married and had a son. I went from being someone to being someone's mom.

I needed something to do. As a kid, I had always had "busy hands" that my mother was forever trying to satisfiy with a variety of craft projects. Grandma taught me all the needle crafts she knew and I took to carrying a sketchbook around in high school. Home, alone with a baby, I taught myself broken pieces mosaics - Pique Assiette. I began selling large pieces (furniture, lamps, miriors, house numbers) in local shops. Then I found paint and began to incorporate it into my pieces. I began designing spaces and doing the work myself. Pretty soon, I got the sewing machine out and grandma's crochet hooks, and fabric and beads and lots of polar fleece. I took a concrete sculpture…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 26
  • Joined April 28, 2009

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Color, found objects, anything vintage, fabric, yarn, broken dishes, tile, beads, concrete, paint, paper, recycled anything

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About

After a lifetime in the performing arts, a guitar playing singer/songwriter walked into my life and before I knew it, I was married and had a son. I went from being someone to being someone's mom.

I needed something to do. As a kid, I had always had "busy hands" that my mother was forever trying to satisfiy with a variety of craft projects. Grandma taught me all the needle crafts she knew and I took to carrying a sketchbook around in high school. Home, alone with a baby, I taught myself broken pieces mosaics - Pique Assiette. I began selling large pieces (furniture, lamps, miriors, house numbers) in local shops. Then I found paint and began to incorporate it into my pieces. I began designing spaces and doing the work myself. Pretty soon, I got the sewing machine out and grandma's crochet hooks, and fabric and beads and lots of polar fleece. I took a concrete sculpture class and cultivated an interest in stone. Soon I had a studio full of diverse products and no place to sell them.

I wasn't ready for a store on the street. But I had read about Etsy and agonized over opening up shop on the net. As well as being a self-taught artist I am also self-taught on the computer. Intimidated but ever brave, I opened NellsBelles. I hope you enjoy the show!

Peace, love and don't forget to recycle!
Neely

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