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Links~
~I blog @ http://girlsavage.wordpress.com/,
~My photos of all of my work and a bit of my life can be found here; http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlsavage/
~You can follow me on twitter @ http://twitter.com/girlsavage


A bit about me~

I've been an artist since I was old enough to clutch a fat crayon in my chubby toddler fist and scribble. My Mom used to tell people that if you needed to keep me busy, give me a piece of paper and a pair of scissors. I could enjoy my self for the longest time just cutting shapes from the paper. Eventually I guess the paper shapes turned into felt shapes and then I started stitching them together into my little animals ad feltidermy. As a real live (almost grownup) artist I still love to create things that bring people joy and…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 27
  • Joined March 31, 2006

Favorite materials

wool felt, needle, thread

About

Links~
~I blog @ http://girlsavage.wordpress.com/,
~My photos of all of my work and a bit of my life can be found here; http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlsavage/
~You can follow me on twitter @ http://twitter.com/girlsavage


A bit about me~

I've been an artist since I was old enough to clutch a fat crayon in my chubby toddler fist and scribble. My Mom used to tell people that if you needed to keep me busy, give me a piece of paper and a pair of scissors. I could enjoy my self for the longest time just cutting shapes from the paper. Eventually I guess the paper shapes turned into felt shapes and then I started stitching them together into my little animals ad feltidermy. As a real live (almost grownup) artist I still love to create things that bring people joy and perhaps even make them giggle!

Felt is my favorite material for my whimsical animal creations. I just love the warmth of felt fabric and how it appeals texturally to my eye. My feltidermy and plush creatures appeal to the impish child side of my personality, the kid who sat cross legged on the living room floor watching Bugs Bunny on Saturday morning. I've always just loved cartoons and it shows in my one of a kind works of hand stitched art.
Hand stitching allows me to connect and bond with my work and makes me feel as if I'm molding and breathing life into my animals while I'm creating. Kinda like Geppetto!

I work as an independent artist and every one of my of my girlsavage creations are handmade by me alone. Each and every creature I make is always one of a kind. You'll never see another one quite like the one you own again. I promise.

I live a happy artist's life in the beautiful city of Chicago with my delightful artist husband and 2 uppity cats that allow us to live with them. The kitties begrudgingly allowed us to adopt a dog this year; however all of our real life animals are kept safely away from all fabrics, finished works and shipping materials.

Thanks for checking out my Etsy shop!


Press and Features~
I'm very excited to say that my Feltidermy have been featured on the following blogs, televsion shows and publications:
Cute Overload
The Martha Stewart Show
CNN American Morning!
Frankie Magazine
ANTLER Magazine
Papier-Mache Magazine
Apartment Therapy
Urban Outfitters blog


While my items are adorable displayed in a child's room, they are not meant for play with children under 12.

Please do not reproduce or ask anyone else to reproduce any of my designs. Thank you.

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