Local Artists

What could be better than items from local Artisans?

People are always asking if we carry any items from local artists...and we are pround to say YES. We have a portion of the store devoted to local artists and will be bringing in new ones regularly.

OrangeWillow is a Talawanda Alum who still lives in the Cincinnati area. She is multi-talented as you can see by these sample paintings and sketches. She is also a photographer and her daughter makes a line of soaps we carry.

OrangeWillow in her own words:
I am just a simple woman who likes to create. I have always been drawing or painting, ever since I was a little girl. I wish now I would have kept a lot of the notepads from my childhood as my imagination was even wilder than it is now. Though my imagination has tempered as an adult it is still very active which one can see in my hybrid series (half human/half animal). I have three children who often are the inspiration for much of my work as well.

Sometimes people describe me as a bit flakey because I tend to jump from one idea to the next. I like to think I just have a lot of amazing stuff to make and theres so little time in life to make it all. In addition to my illustrations I also paint, make soap, help my husband with the creative side of our web based business. Really the list could go on even longer... some weeks I am on a sewing kick, a knitting adventure, or a baking blitz. I just love always getting my hands dirty.

Being an artist full time has been the most amazing experience and I want to thank everyone who has made the possibility of me being self employed a reality. I love what I do and can't imagine my life any other way.

If you want to know more you can follow my life as a mother, wife, and artist on my blog atwww.wendy-owens.com and also follow me on facebook, just search for Orangewillow Art.

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