Shellie Willetts' Profile

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The name Thistle Finch comes from a crest of a two headed finch that was painted in medieval times above front doors and barns for prosperity and good luck. I have a love for European art and medieval stories. I live in California with my British husband two beagles and our orange kitty Sir Charles. I am an artist, environmentalist and a certified-licensed dog trainer.

My passions are creating dishtowels from hand cut stencils from the 1940’s and 1950’s. My grandmother hand cut all of these stencils her self and passed away without telling me she had these. I discovered them in a box in the 1990’s and fell in love with the happy and beautiful designs. Now I want to share them with you. Each towel is painted with many extra hand painted details and a sealant painted on the top of the paint but they are still delicate. I have been an artist all of my life and have an art degree. The price…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 8
  • Joined November 10, 2009

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Paints, fabrics, paper, stencils

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About

The name Thistle Finch comes from a crest of a two headed finch that was painted in medieval times above front doors and barns for prosperity and good luck. I have a love for European art and medieval stories. I live in California with my British husband two beagles and our orange kitty Sir Charles. I am an artist, environmentalist and a certified-licensed dog trainer.

My passions are creating dishtowels from hand cut stencils from the 1940’s and 1950’s. My grandmother hand cut all of these stencils her self and passed away without telling me she had these. I discovered them in a box in the 1990’s and fell in love with the happy and beautiful designs. Now I want to share them with you. Each towel is painted with many extra hand painted details and a sealant painted on the top of the paint but they are still delicate. I have been an artist all of my life and have an art degree. The price differences of the towels come from the degree of complication and time working with the stencils. The stencils are very delicate and some have many layers.

I make a yummy dog snack too!

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