Anita Olson's Profile

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neda originals has been my artist signature for
over 35 years, and yet this is the first time I have actively attempted to market my things. My art is all about color - nothing subtle here! All of the things I sell are items I would use myself - many times I make the original for myself, then think of improvements to make when I make more to sell. I tend to get bored with the same old thing, so I go in spurts. Several weeks I will design and sew bags and purses, sometimes burying myself in silk remnants for weeks, at other times, working exclusively with cotton yardage, maybe a week or two to paint wooden items. I remember one summer I painted every piece of furniture on my 3 season porch, and suddenly had orders for my wildly painted benches!


Quality is important to me, I use the best I can afford - silks, 100% cotton, linen…

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  • Female
  • Joined November 2, 2009

Favorite materials

fabrics, especially silks and cotton, painting, acrylic paints on tv trays, in and out boxes, furniture, anything not nailed down, I adore beading

About

neda originals has been my artist signature for
over 35 years, and yet this is the first time I have actively attempted to market my things. My art is all about color - nothing subtle here! All of the things I sell are items I would use myself - many times I make the original for myself, then think of improvements to make when I make more to sell. I tend to get bored with the same old thing, so I go in spurts. Several weeks I will design and sew bags and purses, sometimes burying myself in silk remnants for weeks, at other times, working exclusively with cotton yardage, maybe a week or two to paint wooden items. I remember one summer I painted every piece of furniture on my 3 season porch, and suddenly had orders for my wildly painted benches!


Quality is important to me, I use the best I can afford - silks, 100% cotton, linen. I discovered
etsy is the best place for me to shop for fabric -
for example, I can't afford to buy a yard of beautiful silk fabric, but there are shops on etsy that sell silk samples, so they can be pieced together to make beautiful fabric for a purse or a scarf or a vest.
I have been creative all my life, and have sewn since I was about 10. I live in Saint Paul, MN with my husband of over 35 years.
...and I do not acknowledge birthdays, mine or anyone elses.... comes in quite handy. I have been 23 for 38 YEARS!! =}

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