Mary Ann's Profile

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"One should either be a work of art, Or wear a work of art"
- Oscar Wilde
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Without knowing it I was born a natural "green" person. I have been recreating from old, unloved and tossed away items since I was a little girl. My mother was a great influence as she would give me whatever she could find to keep my creative instincts flowing. She would give me old cans, bottles, magazines, clothes and say, make me this or that, and I would. My sister would give me her old clothes to cut up and make something new. I was forever reinventing whatever it was I had in my hands. My brother bought me oil paints and a paint-by-number set when I was around 8 years old, thus my painting obsession began.

Now, almost all items I sell are made with reclaimed materials to be a green as…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 23
  • Joined January 2, 2010

Favorite materials

wood, fleece, wool, birch bark, driftwood

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TheBackyardBear
The Backyard Bear Arts and Crafts Studio

About

"One should either be a work of art, Or wear a work of art"
- Oscar Wilde
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Without knowing it I was born a natural "green" person. I have been recreating from old, unloved and tossed away items since I was a little girl. My mother was a great influence as she would give me whatever she could find to keep my creative instincts flowing. She would give me old cans, bottles, magazines, clothes and say, make me this or that, and I would. My sister would give me her old clothes to cut up and make something new. I was forever reinventing whatever it was I had in my hands. My brother bought me oil paints and a paint-by-number set when I was around 8 years old, thus my painting obsession began.

Now, almost all items I sell are made with reclaimed materials to be a green as possible. Reuse, Recycle, Renew! Reclaimed fabric is washed before use. Driftwood is gathered on the banks of the Muskoka River. Other items are found during my walks and travels in 2nd hand stores.

I love to paint wildlife and found I had a natural ability to do so. Driftwood is my favorite canvas as it has a lot of character and I love to use this character to create my pictures.

I also love VINTAGE items and collect way too much so I need to sell them off as well.

I have a 2nd shop called Old Mavis Vintage

check it out at
http://www.oldmavisvintage.etsy.com

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