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Stranded Treasures: Wearable Hand Sculpted Blossoms

strandedcollageWhether or not is feels like spring outside where you are today I want it to feel like spring on your computer! I am so happy to introduce you to Stranded Treasures designed by artist Sharlene Maher. I think her colorful work will definitely brighten your day! I have absolutely fallen in love with the beauty of her designs!

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Sharlene started sculpting flowers from clay 12 years ago and is now making a living from what she once considered just an enjoyable pastime. She has taken her passion that was inspired by memories of flowers and scents from living in New Jersey, San Francisco and Florida full-time and is loving discovering new ways to grow and share her work with the world.

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She does not use any molds to create her flowers – can you believe that?! She loves to focus on the art of sculpting and mixing colors to bring her visions to life. Her attention to detail comes to life in each photo of her jewelry and also in all of the options she offers. Customers can have the flowers in different sizes, on rings, on lockets, as clip-on earrings (perfect for my mom!) and she even has a scented variation!

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A big reason she has such a diverse selection is due to balancing her creative nature with listening to her customers. As her business has grown she has learned a lot about her customers and that they are similar to that of a florist – people shopping for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, romantic gestures and more. She has now created a site full of gorgeous designs that she loves creating because she know her customers will love them too.

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I encourage you to spend some time on Stranded Treasures today. Allow yourself to be whisked away as if in a meadow of every flower you have ever seen. Did I mention there will be butterflies there too? Be sure to follow Sharlene on her Facebook page too. I hope you enjoyed starting spring with these gorgeous creations and be sure so share this post with a friend who might enjoy a little bouquet today!

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This post was kindly sponsored by Stranded TreasuresAll views and ideas here are my own.

Artist Meagan Moore’s endpapers

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Today I want to introduce you to artist, Meagan Moore. Her artwork will tug at your heartstrings, stir your imagination and soothe your soul. She creates unique, vintage-style illustrations that invite open-ended storytelling and I have never seen anything quite like her work. Her new collection is called “endpapers” because each piece is hand drawn and then typed with a manual typewriter on blank end papers. End papers are usually described as the blank or decorated leaves found at the beginning and end of books.007--Worth_It

Meagan has taken the “endpaper” to draw an illustration and type a quote that could easily be the end of a story. They are so expertly drawn and the words so eloquently chosen that the observer of each piece can’t help but wonder what events happened to get to this end page.

I have become enamored with Meagan Moore’s ability to engage an admirer of her work and turn them into a reader, a detective, a storyteller, a writer, an adventurer all seeking to discover the story that led to the image and words she has created.

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Her work is the perfect gift for the child, the dreamer or the artist in your life. I have picked 2 out for my sons and keep thinking of the fun they will have dreaming up different stories to lead up to their “endpaper.” Meagan also likes to inspire people to create their own tales and encourages custom messages on her prints too. She shares her work in the form of art prints and greeting cards on her website http://www.MeaganMoore.com.

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If you are are drawn to her work and in the San Francisco area you will be able to meet Meagan and see her work at the San Francisco Bazaar Holiday Show. During the summer you can find her combining her passion for kids, creativity, and being really, really silly as the founding camp director of the Camp Galileo on the Island.

I hope you have now fallen in love with Meagan’s work as much as I have. Please use the coupon code “SUCCESS” to get 15% off everything in her store (she has tons more designs!).

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I know you are all so wonderful at supporting fellow artists so be sure to check out her lovely website, http://www.meaganmoore.com, and also follow her on Facebook at Moore Artworks. Let her know that you discovered her on Handmade Success and you may be in the process of making a new creative friend!

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This post was kindly sponsored by Meagan Moore. All views and ideas here are my own.