Being a part of the Etsy community, not only as a seller but as a customer, I have come across many talented individuals. With this new series, I hope to introduce you to some of these creative people, finding out where they find their creativity, and a little bit more about them.
This morning I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Marsha of Tatteredchick Flea. I met Marsha not long after starting my blog and always admired her creations. She is very talented with a wide range of creative interests. I am lucky enough to be the recipient of quite a few of her creations. Marsha also has a blog called Tattered Chick.Thank you, Kathy, for inviting me to participate in The Artist Behind Etsy!
Hello! I'm Marsha, formerly known as Sassy Marsha, and now Tattered Chick! You can find me over at my blog Tatteredchick.net where I chat about my junking adventures, Sunday drives, craft hour with Marsha or whatever pops into my head!
I opened up my Etsy shop back in 2009. At that time I was creating miniature porcelain dolls and when Etsy created a miniature section I thought it would be a great place to sell my dolls. At that time my shop was called Sassy Mini Dolls.
When I burnt out on creating dolls I turned back to what I've always loved to do, junking, going to estate sales, flea events and I started exploring other art forms such as assemblage, altered art and mixed media.
Consequently my shop name changed to the Tatteredchick Flea and now I sell some of my flea finds, my eclectic creations from jewelry . . . . .
to altered dolls
One man's junk is definitely another's treasure (much to my husband's dismay as I bring in old doors and windows, suitcases, rusty rakes etc into the house and incorporate them into our home decor).
I oftentimes will bring something home that I have absolutely no clue what I am going to do with it but if it calls to me I know that eventually I will be inspired to create something with it!
Inspiration comes to me from a variety of places, one of them being my vivid imagination. I recently thought that I should have taken machine shop in high school instead of home ec (although I do do a lot of sewing) as that would come in more handy these days! A screwdriver, hammer and soldering I can handle . . if I only knew how to weld!!!
As a thank you to Kathy and for her readers I am offering a discount at my Etsy Shop. 15% off. Coupon code is JUNKISTA