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Sometimes other artists ask me to collaborate with them. As an artist, there is no better way to grow than to blend ideas and techniques with other creatives. I have been buying Opal & Wonder candles for my home for several years now. Each candle is carefully blended with earthy, adventure inspired aromas.  I was so excited when Amber McDermid, Owner of Opal & Wonder Candles in Asheville, NC came to me about designing the labels for O&W holiday candles. Being able to talk with her about what her vision was and allowing the creative process to bring those ideas to life was a wonderful experience. The end result, seeing these creations put together on candles, was such a reward. We are happy to include them in our shop for you. We are also always up to collaborating. If you are interested in working together, drop us line at Happy Creating, friends!

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LEAF Festival- Asheville, NC 2015

   Some kind of nature thing traveled to the lovely, artsy town of Asheville North Carolina for the LEAF festival  this weekend. I have always heald a special place for this city in my heart; it’s culture and art scene inspired me from an early age. This was my first experience being physically present with the wander Trees. I have determined it to be top of my list of the most incredible experiences of my life. Although My artwork has been traveling to venues all over with the Wander Trees for several months, being present, Connecting and sharing and appreciating art and people was truly priceless. We met old people and young people. People form every walk of life… What inspired me and almost overwhelmed me the most was what brought us all to the same place was the love for art. We were all there to celebrate artistic freedom. Makers of every craft came out to share their passions… It was a surreal experience to see people appreciating my original ideas. My creations. And sharing with them the process that brought each creation to life. As an artist, this was the defining moment of success for me. It even more solidified that what I am doing at this moment in my life is exactly what I am supposed to be doing and my soul is at home. I hope that whatever your art is, whatever makes your soul dance inside you body, you will trust the process and keep it alive. Start where you are.