During an etsy scavenger hunt to discover vintage buttons I came across a lovely supplier. Lynn isn't just stocked full of lovely supplies, she herself is lovely. I received thoughtful emails after making a purchase, but what really made the experience was a tiny hand written note enclosed with my purchase. It included a hand picked button, very lovely, and words of inspiration:
So, these are my lovely purchases and I am in charge of making something beautiful out of them. When you buy from someone who cares about her supplies it gives you a greater sense of responsibility to care for them and use the pieces to their potential.
I decided that I wanted to write about Lynn so I check out her profile on etsy to learn more about her. I discover that she has been trained as an artist, which makes me realize how she is able to pick out the most beautiful buttons and buckles, she can envision the new life they are to have. And further investigation into her shop tells me she has some ideas of her own.
I move onto Lynn's flickr page and learn so much about what inspires her. I see photographs of friends, her foster kittens, travels and what really hits me as her inspiration is her surroundings. Plants, architecture and colorful scenery surround her and she takes in these compositions of color and recreates them in her jewelry. Her playful nature seen in her work, the movement of charms on her necklaces and the creation of doll-like figures can only come from someone who loves to frolic with her animals taking away from this friendship a sense of playfulness and a deep appreciation of fun and love of life.
After more time spent on flickr I see that Lynn needs to create, she has to add to her beautiful surroundings it is an intricate part of her life. Can I just say, I wish she were my neighbor, I would have the most beautiful courtyard!
I asked Lynn a few questions as I am most intrigued by an artist who is able to sell supplies. I know that I can't let anything go because I always have a plan for everything.