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I'm always here:
http://www.facebook.com/ArtfulHousewife
Stop by and say hello. :)

Bio:
I was born & raised in a small, agricultural town, frightfully close to the geographical center of the United States of America.
I remember being a gifted painter & drawer at an early age.
Having a special appreciation for the classical works by my teens.
I graduated high school with flying dreams of becoming a zoologist,specializing in behavioral sciences somewhere warm & tropical,but soon found myself occupied with less academic interests! :)
My focus quickly shifted from zoological studies to far more humane interests.
Yes, I was on the hunt for a husband.
I was blessed & found my "Mr. Right" during my junior…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 11
  • Joined December 31, 2009

Favorite materials

feel good music, my inner child, ice water with freshly squeezed lemon, memories, multi faceted gemstones, paper, ornate patterns, pearls, clay, egg shells, dyes, kistkas, beeswax

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About

I'm always here:
http://www.facebook.com/ArtfulHousewife
Stop by and say hello. :)

Bio:
I was born & raised in a small, agricultural town, frightfully close to the geographical center of the United States of America.
I remember being a gifted painter & drawer at an early age.
Having a special appreciation for the classical works by my teens.
I graduated high school with flying dreams of becoming a zoologist,specializing in behavioral sciences somewhere warm & tropical,but soon found myself occupied with less academic interests! :)
My focus quickly shifted from zoological studies to far more humane interests.
Yes, I was on the hunt for a husband.
I was blessed & found my "Mr. Right" during my junior year at KSU, while studying the Fine Arts, and was married to my husband Aaron just 2 years later.
From an early age(age 18 to be exact)I knew what I wanted.
I dreamt of being a
scientist,
an artist,
a decent housewife and cook
& a mother.
(As you can imagine, these ideals and dreams, often left me feeling a bit out of place, amongst my 19 & 20something female,college classmates.)
The fine art of writing Pysanky and Batik Easter eggs was a complete unknown to me until the Easter of 2012. While researching images of Easter diorama's, I stumbled upon image after image of beautifully painted and written Easter eggs which were called "Pysanti and Pysanky." It was love at first sight. I can still remember scrounging together what tools I had on hand to create my first pysanky. (You can see an image of it here: https://www.facebook.com/ArtfulHousewife) The finished egg wasn't precise or traditional by any means, but it was exactly enough to open my eyes and my heart to this new artform as a life changing passion. I continue to learn about the art & spiritual symbolism of writing these eggs on a daily basis as a member of over half a dozen online pysanky social groups. I am honored to have made some of the most genuine and nurturing of friendships among my fellow pysanky friend artisans, mentors and fellow enthusiasts. Through their kind friendship, my pysanky passion is forever fueled. I have found my artistic "home" and "family".
I am honored to have had my eggs featured within a private calendar collection, two years running & have enjoyed donating several batik eggs to local charities benefiting families touched by the social communicative disorder of autism.
I am a proud member of the World Egg Artists Association & International Egg Art Guild.
I give thanks for all the ways God has blessed my very full & happy life & realize that none of this would be possible without my loving and very patient husbands support.
I am a privileged "stay at home & part time employed mother" of two wonderful children, and find myself to be truly content. Each day I am reminded to give thanks for all of these blessings.
I still enjoy researching and studying insects & wildlife in my little spare time.
Still am thankful for following my marrying instincts.
Still find myself in awe of motherhood on a daily basis
& hope now to pass along my JOY to you through one of my works.
It is true that I am
a happy and artful housewife. :)
Warmly,
Mary H.
Etsy Shop Owner & Artist of
http://www.etsy.com/shop/theartfulhousewife
&
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheClayLoft

Join me in creative distraction on facebook, where its less about the selling of goods & more about connecting with each other on a more personal & artistic level. Here I post Art related video’s, “Right Brain Thoughts”, quizzes, personal projects/tidbits, tutorials and spontaneous posts back with you :

http://www.facebook.com/ArtfulHousewife
Looking forward to meeting up with you there!

Before finding pysanky I was featured within COLORPLAY @
http://thebusinessofcolor.blogspot.com/
on March 8, 2010,
as well as the ever romantic & inspiring Treasury listings of
"oneredhen" on July 25, 2010 ,
"GetLathered" on August 21, 2010,
"Witches Brew" by sunflowerquilts on October 18, 2010,
"OnTheMenjay" on December 6,2010,
"Rock Candy"by BinduGlaass on February 24, 2011 ,
"Her Life Rocks" by oversoul on Feb. 25, 2011,
"Spring" by zeynos on Feb,28,2011 ,
"Happy Birthday dear Pisces" by Elsahats on March, 4,2011 ,
"Favorites From The Fabulous Haute Mamas" by Giggles & Fur on March 5,2011,
"Looking for that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow" by Fawn & Alohi on March 5,2011,
"Toes In The Tide Pool" by Beads of Light13 on March 6,2011,
"Field Findings" by Simone Sutcliffe on March 6,2011,
"Traffic Light" by missPriscillaPomeroy on March 7,2011,
"Secrets of the Sea" by LoupBelle on March 7,2011,
"March into spring with Black and White" by madeformebyoaklie on March 7,2011,
"Stop coming to my house" by Graphmagics on March 7,2011,
"Must Haves from the Fabulous Artistic Moms" by GigglesAndFur on March 7,2011,
"Lighten Up" by secretjewellz on March 8,2011,
"Over The Rainbow" by pinklemonadeshop on March 8,2011,
"All Wrapped Up In Spring" by simplysuzie2 on March 9,2011,
"Red Rabbit" by lookonmytreasures on March 9,2011,
"Hippity Hop" by TheABCs on March 9,2011 ,
"It Was "Mint" to Be... by TheBathFactory on March 10,2011,
"Live and let life" by Elsahats on March 11,2011,
"Good Day Sunshine... by Little Princess Pea on March 11, 2011,
"Classic Blues and Browns" by madeformebyoaklie on March 12,2011,
"Lemongrass II from On Fire Members" by miss Priscilla Pomeroy on March 12, 2011,
"Pretty in Pink by On Fire Members" by missPriscillaPomeroy on March 15,2011,
"Shiny, Pretty, Cute,and Lovely" by CovingtonCreations on March 16,2011,
"What Dreams Are Made Of" by PersonalDesignz on March 16,2011,
"Sunshine and Daisies" by Lauren Snyder on March, 18,2011,
"Eyecatching OnFire Wants" by jenniferlynnstudio on March 22,2011,
"Chick Chic" by Gypsy Thread on March 22, 2011,
"Summer Comes in Different Ways" by nowthen10 on March 23,2011,
"Sea of Love" by flauntdesignsjewelry on March 24, 2011,
"Spring with the FAM Team" by StaceyLeighDesigns on March 24, 2011,
"Pretty in Pink!" by fizzyclaret on March 28,2011,
"Polymer Clay Butterflys" by Amysclaycritters on March 31, 2011,
"Pretty in Pastels" by Kat Arno on April 1, 2011,
"Share the Love - a Sea of Love Team Treasury" by WaterColorSkyHawaii on April 2, 2011,
"Share the Love - a Sea of Love Team Treasury" by WatercolorSkyHawaii on April 2,2011,
"Colorful, Fun and Cute.." by Asuhan on April 3, 2011,
"The touch of yellow2" by RFColofulCreations on April 5, 2011,
"kansas city shines like the sun in the indie crafting world" by paperjunkies on April 5,2011,
"Time to Turn Over a New Leaf" by TheBeasKnees on April 6,2011,
"SpringColors" by Stargazer02 on April 9,2011,
“Mommy Dearest” by Hanoush on April 14, 2011,
"Teaming Together" by DazzlingAdornments on April 14, 2011,
“Pure” by Tracy on April,19,2011,
"Green Bliss" by designsonpark on April 20,2011,
"Kansas City Etsy Team Treats" by thebeadedlizard on April 21,2011,
“Creative Juices are flowing” by inkieanie on April 23,2011,
“Warm Collection -- On Fire For Handmade” by Cindy Nowell on April 25,2011,
“Getting Ready For Summer” by Mary Euphoric Charms on April 28,2011,
“I can’t wait for summer” by Tina Bozjak on May 2, 2011,
“Spring and all the colours” by AiClay on May 2,2011,
“Lovin Pastels for Summer - On Fire For Handmande Team” by Shelly6262 on May 10,2011,
"Lucky Charms" by moonstonelove on May 16, 2011,
"FineArtWhimsy" by MyNostalgicFeeling on May 20,2011,
"Green Bliss" by designsonpartk on April 20,2011,
"Mostly Pink" by Arlenes Boutique on June 5, 2011,
"Lucious Colors For Summer" by Shelley6262 on June 7,2011,
"Art is Jewelry, Jewelry is Art" by Girl216Designs on June 16, 2011,
"My Seven Sisters and Me" by ArlenesBoutique on June 17, 2011,
"JEWELRY PICKS 33" by okbuyer on June 19,2011,
"Sherbert anyone?????" by SandyNewhart on June 23, 2011,
"Girly Girl" by gogirlusa on June 24,2011,
"Chalcedony Dreams" by LunaBohemia on June 27,2011,
"On Fire for The Tropics" by BragginRightsBath on July 2,2011,
"Yellow and Grey" by Grazim on July 5,2011,
"A Preference for Peonies" by TealEves on July 10,2011,
"mmmm, cake!" by Alexis Kirn of the crooked nail on July 13,2011,
"Far and Away" by 1commissioner on July 13, 2011,
"Rainbow Dayz" by saburkitty on July 13, 2011,
"Yesteryear" by BragginRightsBath on July 16, 2011,
"Mermaids, Peacocks, and Feathers! Oh My!" by victoriaruhl on July 16, 2011,
"A Collection of Aquas" by exhaustedcreativity on July 9, 2011,
"Great Things Come in Small Packages" by PersonalDesignz on July 17,2011,
"PIECE OF CAKE" by Kerri Sager (10vineyes2k) on July 19,2011,
"Sweet Dreams are made of this...." by atwistofwhimsy on July 22,2011,
"Kaleidoscope" by lorielynn on July 26,2011,
"endless summer" by Takuyo on July 26, 2011,
"1001 Ways To Kill Time" by maconbeads on July 27,2011,
"Ruby Red Grapefruit" by GemdropsoftheFalls on July 29,2011,
" Sea Foam Dreams" by PersonalDesignz on August 1,2011,
"Summer Days With Handmade" by madeformebyoaklie on August 2, 2011
On Fire for WORLD PEACE: FLOWER POWER!,
"Botanical Garden" by Confanetto on August 20, 2011
&
"Under The Boardwalk, Down by the Sea" by SnowHandmadeJewelry on August 24, 2011

Who knows where this love affiar will find me next? :)

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