Karen Boatwright's Profile

About

Tin tabernacles are a strange mix.... made of humble corrugated iron (they came in a very large flat pack!) but often grandly adorned with carved wood barge boards and Gothic arch windows. I like their incongruity. Beyond their original religious purpose they have become homes, cafes and some host jumble sales, craft fairs and auctions... where you never know what you might find! In this spirit I chose 'tin tabernacle' as the name to represent my eclectic little shop.

It's true to say that have my fingers in lots of pies....I love being creative in all aspects of life and feel bereft if I can't be. I have been selling paintings since I was 11. I love old things and sometimes making them into new things. And I like to think and play with words. I find inspiration in small, sometimes overlooked, items, and making connections and bridges between them....
I love the idea of…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on August 28
  • Joined October 25, 2010

Favorite materials

Mostly natural, paper, textiles, yarn, cotton, vintage, and anything that conveys atmosphere

Shop

About

Tin tabernacles are a strange mix.... made of humble corrugated iron (they came in a very large flat pack!) but often grandly adorned with carved wood barge boards and Gothic arch windows. I like their incongruity. Beyond their original religious purpose they have become homes, cafes and some host jumble sales, craft fairs and auctions... where you never know what you might find! In this spirit I chose 'tin tabernacle' as the name to represent my eclectic little shop.

It's true to say that have my fingers in lots of pies....I love being creative in all aspects of life and feel bereft if I can't be. I have been selling paintings since I was 11. I love old things and sometimes making them into new things. And I like to think and play with words. I find inspiration in small, sometimes overlooked, items, and making connections and bridges between them....
I love the idea of the found object and it's possibilities. I like making something out of 'nothing', or nothing into something.
I hate waste.

I particularly like imagining the narrative of and between objects.

I offer here a small amount of what has kept me occupied and therefore a happier human being.

Currently working as an artist (contact me for galleries who stock my work), interior stylist/decorator, and occasionally people let me loose to paint murals of flora and fauna on their walls.

I also like to dabble in animation..come and see the knitted dogs perform on YouTube. My user name is kateonahottinroof

That's enough about me.
Cheerio!

Karen Boatwright

tintabernacle was recently featured in these lovely blogs:

www.designskool.net/tin-tabernacle

www.theartroomplant.blogspot.com

www.sweetsweetlife-amy.blogspot.com



COME AND SEE MY OTHER ETSY SHOP! www.etsy.com/shop/goodintent

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?