Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Artist of the Month is Lisa Schiavone

We are excited to have Lisa Schiavone as our November Artist of the Month! She will be with us for our Artist's Reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 4:00-7:00 pm.  Lisa will be sharing how she makes her jewelry, from found to new!

Lisa's bio;  

I happened upon my business Old Anew unexpectedly, about 10 years ago when I saw a typewriter key bracelet in a store at the Medford Outlets.  A year later I was at a garage sale that had a vintage typewriter for sale and I remembered that bracelet and decided to buy it and attempt to create a bracelet for myself.  Well I made one and when my girlfriends saw it, they all wanted one. Next thing you know I had orders, and now a small home based business that I love! 
Today my business has branched out into a full on repurposing /recycling/upcycling business, where I transform any item I come across that I see may have a new life or purpose.  I do mosaics, coffee bag pillows, cork + chalk boards, to small pieces of furniture, and vintage pieces. I love that components of my pieces could have ended up in dumpsters and landfills, but instead find a place in peoples homes and lives. 
This business creating calms me and grounds me and gives me a creative outlet that I often say "keeps me sane" in this very hustle and bustle world we live in.
I currently reside in Woodbury, Minnesota with my husband John, 2 boys Jordan and Britton, and dog Josie.


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