Handmade Love

So, I put it out there. I think I suggested folks “send a valentine to someone who might not be expecting it” and look what I received! This bit of amazement came in the email today, from a new friend Kelly Buntin Johnson, who I ‘met’ because I was deeply intrigued by her work. I read about Kelly in a book called Living the Creative Life written by an artist friend of hers named Rice Freeman Zachery. Rice keeps an interesting blog called the voodoo cafe, where she writes about art, writing and creativity. Kelly’s work  can be seen at her site that she calls diddy-wa-diddy.  Both Kelly and Rice, work with fiber, Kelly creating sculptures that she calls intercessors, munecos santos, and other types of work. Rice creates journals on clothing, and is a writer. These artists both seem to work from their intellect AND their hearts, making they do incredibly powerful. Check them out!…..and Kelly, thanks ever so much for the lovely surprise…it touched my heart!
  Oh, I forgot, Kelly made this piece, I believe its  a brooch, and it can be found for sale, along with all sorts of other delectables created by Kelly and her metal sculptor husband Rhett at their online gallery. Take a peek here!

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2 Comments

  1. Kerin, my dear, your kind comment on my shop has made my uncertainty about combining everything ebb, thank you! I was worried it looked to confusing for a first time visitor with such an array of different mediums that I create…

    Ya know, there would be nothing I would enjoy more right now than to hop into a small Bonanza plane and fly my way to Vermont to see both you and Ivy there would be a ring to your home to invite you to come meet me for tea, heavens you would be a very coveted and loved neighbor if I had you in my home town…

    Kelly’s work is truly inspiring to look at. She seems very genuine and extremely fun. I would think there is a lit of joviality around her. Thank you for sharing, I like the little pink and turquoise heart with wings pin on her site…

  2. Hi Kerin,

    Thanks for posting the sparkly heart brooch on your blog! What a nice surprise to see it here. I have enjoyed getting to know you in just the tiniest way over the ‘magic screen’ . Wish there weren’t so many miles between us for a real and true visit.

    big hug, Kelly

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