So, I'm fortunate in that I've been invited to be a featured artist at Topeka's First Friday Art Walk in August! However, I've also been asked to write a bio... Which, I'm finding very difficult! I wasn't sure how short or long to make it, whether to write it in first or third person, and I must have written 10 drafts by now that I've thrown out! I asked my husband for some guidance, as he's written a few before, so that was helpful:) Then, today, we went out and took some photos to submit with the bio, too. I love to TAKE photos, but I always find being in them a rather difficult task. Needless to say, we did take a few that turned out pretty good. I've posted my bio and some pics below (I think I'm going with the first one). I appreciate any helpful feedback!!
I'm an Arkansas-born, Louisiana-raised crafter who has now found a home in Kansas City. I love finding and re-purposing old buttons, ties, and anything I can find at a fun little antique or thrift store. I also work with fabrics, African inspirations, and anything that challenges me to make something new! I have a huge heart for Africa, and Impact Jewelry was created in part to help me give back to African communities. All African beads I use are purchased through fair trade organizations, and 25% of all Impact proceeds are donated to charity. This year, proceeds are being donated to All God's Children to assist in the building of a medical clinic in Zambia. I firmly believe we all make an impact, no matter how big or small.