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Antsy Artist Redux

Lake Worth, Florida On Etsy since 2010

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AntsyArtist

Antsy Artist Redux

Lake Worth, Florida | 218 Sales

Announcement    Antsy Artist specializes in creating Earth friendly items and accessories through reuse methods. Browse shop sections for I.D. wallets, passport covers, phone pouches, bags, home decor and more.

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Last updated on Feb 12, 2020

Antsy Artist specializes in creating Earth friendly items and accessories through reuse methods. Browse shop sections for I.D. wallets, passport covers, phone pouches, bags, home decor and more.

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Nancy Whitney-Conway

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About AntsyArtist

Sales 218
On Etsy since 2010

Antsy Artist Redux is a life long journey into the art of re-using

Until Etsy came along, the only logical way for me to connect with potential customers meant weekends of traveling, setting up a booth and spending lots of time at craft shows.

It's fun to meet people, and be able to explain my work, in person. Very few understand how I make the different things I create. A common response is, they've never seen anything like my work before. As much fun as those shows can be, there are limitations and drawbacks such as TIME,

I am serious about my work and taking better care of our Earth. I believe we all need to observe recycle/reuse/reduce practices and be Earth friendly.

Here's how I do my part through my art:

- Thrift shops are my favorite sources for used bowls, frames, vases, furniture, etc, to use for tissue collage pieces.

-Accumulated scrap fabric and vintage yarn is used to make wallets and pouches, and crochet bags and hats. My Pearlie's Stash collection includes some pieces made with yarn that is 50 years old. Fellow sewers give me their leftover fabric pieces that are too small to be of use to them, but are the right size for my ID wallets and pouches.

- I use bass wood or soft vinyl carving blocks for making stamps used to print on odd pieces of tissue paper for collages and on scrap fabric for sewing.

- Until a few years ago everyone I knew saved their plastic grocery bags for me. I used them to make plarn, plastic yarn, to crochet bags. purses, pouches, bottle holders, bowls and baskets. Happily, nowadays everyone brings reusable bags with them shopping. Luckily I created many balls of plarn from the bags I collected back then to keep me going.

For me, it is important to share this part of my story and why I have to make that connection with everyone.I love creating especially by reusing.

Over the years I was busy with craft shows and occasionally, I had to close my shop to keep up with the rest of the world. Well, my shop is in shape. I am ready to give you the red carpet tour.

My home studio feels like Santa's workshop, less the elves. I do some shows and try to keep my Etsy shop in good shape, But, I admit, my first love is the recreating.

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  • Nancy Whitney-Conway

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My art is a product of being resourceful when I was growing up. Now, thankfully, people are seeing the benefits and need for reuse, recycle and reduce. I love finding new ways to create practical items by reuse and recycling. It is my obsession.

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