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Hello! My name is Glory Lawson. I live in the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Missoula, Montana with my 3 year old daughter. I love to make art using all kinds of wonderful found objects from my personal collection, along with professional quality art supplies that I just can't resist. Whether it is the ingenuity of a hand punched tin number, or a teeny tiny alder cone I find on a walk at the river, the things I find around me are what usually bring me to my work table. These treasures are the impetus, while the vibrant paints, flowing inks, and amazing papers I have collected are the tools I use to create visual stories around them.

My current favorite platforms are miniature cotton canvases, recycled (aka beat up) bottle caps, and tiny recycled wooden and tin boxes. There is something so endearing to me about these Thumbellina-sized objects. I also love to draw and paint…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 8
  • Joined June 7, 2011

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Metal, ink and all types of paint, fabric, wax, vintage paper and postage stamps, old books and catalogs, beads and rhinestones, rickrack and lace, old photos, rubber stamps, miniature anything, canvas, wood

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Hello! My name is Glory Lawson. I live in the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Missoula, Montana with my 3 year old daughter. I love to make art using all kinds of wonderful found objects from my personal collection, along with professional quality art supplies that I just can't resist. Whether it is the ingenuity of a hand punched tin number, or a teeny tiny alder cone I find on a walk at the river, the things I find around me are what usually bring me to my work table. These treasures are the impetus, while the vibrant paints, flowing inks, and amazing papers I have collected are the tools I use to create visual stories around them.

My current favorite platforms are miniature cotton canvases, recycled (aka beat up) bottle caps, and tiny recycled wooden and tin boxes. There is something so endearing to me about these Thumbellina-sized objects. I also love to draw and paint from my imagination, often producing large abstract images in acrylic, oil paints, pastels and oil sticks. I hope to bring in some of these larger works on canvas and paper in the near future as well.

I am a huge fan of utility. A beautiful and interesting piece of art that can be put to work in my home is amazing to me. Who doesn't need a little help around the house or at work now and then? So, I like to turn some of my art into super-strong magnets. I use neodymium, or rare earth, magnets on these pieces. Each magnet is rated to hold around 4 pounds. One of my miniature canvas magnets can easily hold that calendar that always seems to find its way on to the fridge, and then, oops!, onto the floor.

Over the last 7 years I have been collecting beer and soda bottle caps from wonderful family and friend get-togethers we've had at our home. I have a beautiful huge ceramic urn full of them! I use these to create tiny, one of a kind works of art with acrylic paint, embossing powder, handmade and vintage paper, rhinestones, glass, leaves, and bees wax, among other things. These also become terrific (and beautiful) little helpers for the fridge, or other metal surfaces.

I believe art is a story we read with our hearts. I wish you many blessings hope your heart enjoy years of joyful reading!

(I was a purchaser on Etsy as BiographStudios before I opened TinderboxStudios.) :)

I will soon be offering my handmade jewelry here on Etsy at BirdsNestBaubles.etsy.com and you can check out what I am up to in my art life at: https://www.Facebook.com/TinderboxStudios

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