Friday, July 29, 2011

EtsyMeatl blog carnival- Our Roots

Topic: "Our Roots"
Where we came from. How our families have influenced us. Artists in the family. 

Hello- Heather here.
My family has been the biggest influence when it comes to my art.  As everyone knows, Kerry Alice and I are twin sisters.  Our weird and wonderful relationship fuels the fire behind what we do and what we make.  Without the amazing support we give each other we could have never achieved what we have.

My Roots.

When I think back at my childhood I remember my mom making things.  She sewed our clothes and Halloween costumes. She did needlepoint.  I can still see in my mind her pieces throughout our house.  She was also always encouraging us to be creative as well.  Every wreath, drawing, and Christmas ornament was proudly displayed.  Although my mom would never admit this; she is an artist.  The things she created when I was growing up had a huge effect on who I am as an artists today. 

Now my mom is Twigs and Heather's biggest fan and promoter.  My mom has more of our business cards in her wallet than I do.  She proudly shows people our jewelry (she wears a ton).  And she still finds new designs that she wants for herself.  Her private collection rivals mine!  What else can I say?  Without my mom's love and support there wouldn't be a Twigs and Heather.

I love you mama bear.

If you would like to read more about other EtsyMetal members roots check these blogs out-  There good!
 Beth Cyr -
 Erin Austin -
 Nodeform -
 Elizabeth Scott -
 Inbar Bareket -
 Cynthia Del Giudice - 

 2Roses -
 Evelyn Markasky -


Evelyn Markasky said...

Nice story!
And actually, I didn't know know that you 2 were twins!! I guess things really need to be spelled out for me!!
Nice to get to know you better!

ArtigianoJewelBox said...

How wonderful for you both to have your shared talents and abilities! You've made a wonderful collaboration!

AdobeSol said...

Family is such an influecial and wonderful thing! Your work shows the love that you grew up with. Thanks for sharing!

Beth Cyr said...

aw, how wonderful!!! my mom sewed for me a lot too - she made the best mouse costume when I was in a play in elementary school - all soft and gray and furry...