Hey friends! Today’s a perfect day for Meet the Makers and I’m excited to introduce you to Joyce-Ellen of Binding Rewinding.
Meet the Makers
Joyce-Ellen is a mixed-media artist who creates whimsical and inspirational pieces from pretty fabrics, paper and her sewing machine.
You’re going to be inspired by her big heart and creative spirit. I know I am!
Joyce-Ellen, tell us a little about yourself:
Hi there! I am Joyce-Ellen, mama of 2 boys and married 10 years to my high-school sweetie. I have grown up in the outskirts of Portland Oregon area, and this is where we are currently building our first home! I love creating mixed media art, photography, playing the piano for our church worship, and being a mama.
As a maker and artist, what do you make?
I consider myself a mixed media artist and paper seamstress. I make home decor and mini envelope clippies.
Where do you create?
I actually create in my “cloffice”… we are currently in a tiny apartment and so I’ve taken over the master bedroom closet (and a majority of the bedroom!) to be able to create. My hubby is very patient…
What inspires you to create?
I’m inspired by the different colors and textures of different materials. I love Irish proverbs and scripture verses.
What words of advice do you have for living a creative life?
Be patient with yourself! I have personally struggled in the past with not feeling like I had found my “niche” in the creative world… This last year I have really grown in my art and given myself more grace to be ok with floating from one form of media to another. Be happy with what you make.. and if you aren’t, give it to your mom or grandma…(they will always love what you make.)
Instagram is full of creative people. Who are some of your favorites to follow?
There are SO MANY incredible Makers on Instagram. Debbie from @canfieldhouse inspired me to start my shop when I started following her years ago. She’s original and cheerful, and makes delightful heart of hearts hoops. Robyn from @pinkrobyndecor and Dana @Selahsigns are the ultimate biz encouragers and cheerleaders and both brilliant in their art. Karen from @manghammade has an impeccable eye for color matching and choosing adorable fabrics, and she’s sweet as can be. Just to name a few….
Don’t miss Joyce-Ellen’s super cute giveaway! She has a special edition rainbow #minihappymail clippy pack ready and waiting for a winner. Head on over to @bindingrewinding to enter to win. 🙂
Thanks Joyce-Ellen for being part of the Meet the Makers series! I’m delighted to feature you and your inspiring work.
Have a great day y’all!