Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Featured Artist - Made for Me by Oaklie

This week's featured artist is Anne. She's the designer behind 'Made for Me by Oaklie'.

Tell me something about yourself.
I was born in Schweinfurt, Germany and adopted by a loving couple here in the US. I grew up in Palo Alto, CA and had an excellent life! I have 1 sister and 1 brother. My husband and I now live in St. George, UT with our 5 "Babies" (Abbie, Skipper, Baby, Zazoo and Daisy). We weren't blessed with children so we have the "4-legged" variety.

What are your sources of inspiration?

Very often I just get an idea in my head.... no idea where it comes from; but, suddenly have the urge "I need to make that!". A lot of my other creations are inspired by color or texture. I picture the color in an item and begin to create! Craft stores are a "Danger Zone" for me... I can spend hours looking and getting inspired for great craft ideas!
Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you?

My Grandmother taught me to crochet and embroider. I taught myself to knit with a book I had bought as I thought how wonderful it would be to knit too! I also paint... oils and pastels are the mediums I have used in the past.

Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
I love to play the piano and am a big "kid" at heart as I also love computer games.

What piece of advise can you give to other artists?

Follow your dreams! Use the gift God has given you! What I love most about my different crafts and abilities is that I express who I am through them and bring enjoyment to others. My hope is to get my painting studio replenished and set up again so I can begin painting. I have ignored this passion far to long and need to get it going again.
Visit Anne's shop at Made for Me by Oaklie or drop by her Blog!


Made for Me by Oaklie said...

Thank you for the lovely feature! What a beautiful job you have done!
I truly appreciate all the effort that went into this!

Kikay Designs said...

Your Welcome! I enjoyed doing it.

Florence Wang said...

Great feature. Ann is so awesome!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Congratz on the featuring! Glad to know you a little bit more besides being a "mother" of all MiM memebers! :-D

kandi-o designs said...

Nice feature,
Anne is very talented and creative. Big hugs to you Anne! Kandio

Crystal from KIZZ said...

What a great feature Anne! Great interview. Good Job Kikay!
Congrats Anne! You certainly deserve it! Waiting for you paintings to come to life. Get that passion out, as i'm sure that they will be as beautiful as your scarves. Get on it girl!
8) xoxo Crystal

Ps thanx for being that inspiration to keep my dreams going!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to my beautiful friend Anne. She is in deed worthy of attention. Hugs! Katherine