I received some gifts from my lovely friend Ann recently and just thought I would share them. She works in mixed media/paper crafts and makes really nice greeting cards, journals, wedding albums and other personalized gifts, along with collaged canvases for your walls.
Ann's been going to college on the east coast of Ireland for art and textile design and continues to make these whimsical handmade goods while she's putting herself through school. I stayed with her last summer and it's easy to see how she can be so inspired by the gorgeous landscapes around her near the town of Slane in Co. Meath.
You can browse around her Etsy shop and visit her Facebook page to see some of her lovely creations for yourself! She also has 2 blogs, I don't know where she finds the time honestly! Amg-Arts is where she blogs about her daily life... like school, gardening, art, her dogs, home renovations etc. She also runs another blog called Where People Create where she showcases artists' studios and workspaces. She even featured my house once (no, I can't really call it my "studio" as I have junk all over the place!). She's always looking for studios to feature too, so contact her if you've got a cool space to show off!
Anyway, check out the links for some really cute handmade stuff and for a look into the life of an Irish art student! *Thanks for the gifts, Ann!!