Welcome! I'm a mixed-media artist and jewelry-maker who is finally making a go of it on Etsy, after years of thinking about it. This blog will be centered on new techniques that I'm learning, works-in-progress, and any other miscellaneous excitement that is brewing in my shop--UncommonFolk. Thanks for dropping by...hope you enjoy my ramblings!
I just got my copy of the new novel Barbed Wire Butterflies by Jessica Kristie and am already completely engrossed! Great Job, Jessica, on tackling such a heavy issue with so much empathy. In Elani, you've given slavery a very brave and realistic human face. As I read, I found myself really relating to what it must be like to be held in bondage. I am so pleased that someone so sensitive, and with such a deep understanding of human emotions, has decided to take on this nearly invisible issue. Jessica is the right person at the right time! Her portrayal of modern day slavery rings true.
I am also tickled pink that the wire butterfly that Jessica approached me to make has been given a place of honor in the Acknowledgments at the end of the book-->Woo-Hoo! THANK YOU, Jessica, for choosing lil ol ME as your wire-worker ;) I am highly honored to be a part of this project.
And special thanks to Genny Heikka for the sweet mention in her blog, too! http://gennyheikka.com/2012/11/barbed-wire-butterflies.html
I'm glad you're enjoying your butterfly jewelry. May it spark many interesting conversations in the days to come!