here I am

vivBy trade I am a commercial Illustrator with a degree in biology.  My real training began at Hallmark in the greeting card division in the early 80′s.  But since I can remember, I was always outside collecting things and then in my room making something out of them.  I love texture, rust things, rocks, fabric, glitter and vintage jewelry.  I am still illustrating and licensing my work, however I have taken it steps further, and have begun crafting with my own designs.  I am also an avid seamstress, sewing for myself, my daughter, and my home.  As I launch what I hope to be an inspiring and useful blog, I am also venturing forth with a store on Etsy.


My inspiration comes from many sources, and I will work with pretty much anything I can get my hands on, but my core beliefs guide me through most endeavors:


1.  It’s fairly easy to take anything apart.


2.  You can drill a hole into most anything.


3.  The right tools help.


4.  If you trade out materials, pay attention to the chemical compositions, success will depend on it.


4.  If you don’t know how to do something, you can find out.


5.  If you can’t find the time, find the style


It’s me, viv.

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