About - PERIWINKLE NUTHATCH & ONE WILDERNESS

A Lump of Clay. A Streak of Paint. A Bird as Muse.

Hello! Thanks for stopping by and visiting the creatures that I love to make so much.

A Little About Me:
I live in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. I am immensely inspired by nature. From songbirds that visit my feeders, to Canada geese and common mergansers that swim in the river across the road, to the rabbits and deer that frolic in my backyard, my muses are everywhere.

My Business
My Etsy shop launched in 2011 and has expanded from shrink plastic jewelry to a diverse line of products. My first official website launched in 2015 and I am finally realizing my dream of being an in-demand artist and bringing smiles (and sometimes, happy tears) to people's faces. I am so incredibly grateful to my customers. I have so many repeat buyers, some that have been with me from the start and some that are only recently discovering my work. My customers are the most amazing part of this entire experience.

My Art
Some of my biggest sellers are my BirBs! Have you met them yet? Other popular sellers are songbird figurines, BFF Animal Collections, and guinea pig and bigfoot plushies. However, my absolute biggest seller is my new line of enamel jewelry- and this line continues to grow. Right now as I type this, I have 7 species of earrings and am currently working on a new design of redwing blackbirds. I am also starting a line of enamel necklaces, and currently have 2 species of owls available: Barn and Barred owls.

Features:
My work has been seen on Buzzfeed, Fab, Monoco, ScoutMob, and I have been interviewed by OwnIt, a website aimed at small business owners, and Etsy often puts spotlights on my work. For example, my clay owl totems were part of Etsy's #DifferenceMakesUs giveaway on Instagram! I also sold my bird earrings at the Harvard Museum of Natural History gift shop, one of the most exciting highlights of my art career.

A Little More About Me:
Aside from creating, I obviously enjoy bird watching, kayaking, and hiking outdoors. Some more unusual hobbies is my love for Art House cinema, foreign cinema, and old Hollywood ranging from silent film to 1960s film. I love live music and dancing, and I recently started bowling.

I live in a white farmhouse on the Allegheny River with my cats, guinea pigs, and musician husband.

Want some behind the scenes? Head over to my Instagram!

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