Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Melissa and I enjoy being outside very much! I spend most of my days making things for my shop/around the house/friends/family, working in the gardens, hiking, and cleaning up trash. I also enjoy meeting other people who make/sell their creations.
Who or what are your influences?
Everything! Especially nature. I don’t like to waste things so I try to make something out of anything I can. Also I am cleaning up an old dump in the back of my woods from people who lived in my house years ago so I find a lot of really cool old glass bottles, which I make a lot of terrariums out of.
What subjects do you touch upon in your work?
For now my work is focused on nature/crystals, I love the healing energy of crystals and I wish to share that with other people. In the future I want to start something to raise the importance of taking care of the earth and having your own garden/supporting local nurseries, farms, etc.
What is your most recent work?
I make a variety of things every day! One of the last things I made was a seashell windchime out of a deer jaw.
What are you looking forward to most at the fest?
I’m looking forward to meeting new people and seeing all of their work! I love seeing what others make and support them.