West Chester, PA, United States
I'm Meri, an artist from the Philly suburbs. My inspiration largely comes from literature, nature, and fantasy.
fantasy, literature, dungeons and dragons, renaissance faires, costumes, cosplaying, cats, video games, gardening, celtic rock, creative writing, geocaching, hiking
Skills and Techniques
crocheting, spinning yarn (with a spindle), sculpting, making jewelry and chainmaille, handsewing, hand embroidery, painting, drawing, writing
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Get to Know
My name is Meri (well, my real name is Susan, but Meri is my nickname), and I'm an artist from the suburbs of Philadelphia. My inspiration largely comes from literature, nature, and fantasy. I also love late spring and summer (I'm a Cancer whose elements are Water and Earth- specifically, water that feeds green growing things).
I make pretty much anything if I can get my hands on the supplies, but crochet, sculpting, and jewelry making are my three favorites. I've always been artistically-inclined; in school I took as many art classes as I was allowed, and eventually found my niche in pottery. Currently I work with polymer clays, and I'm having a blast mixing in powders and sculpting with it.
I've been making jewelry pretty much all my life, starting with those plastic beads I made into necklaces for my sister and mom. I've only gotten really into it recently, though, so I'm learning how to work wire as I go along, as well as how to crochet beads onto yarn and hemp. My latest addiction is chainmaille, and I love weaving jewelry and accessories.
And as for crocheting, it's only been about five years since I was taught the single stitch (by a lefty, which was interesting!). I've been teaching myself other stitches from books and experimenting, and so far my favorite things to crochet are plushies/dolls.
I'm also a writer; I currently run a "Dungeons and Dragons" game and I'm also writing short stories about that fantasy world. You can find my writing on my blog "Musings of a Messenger" here: http://messenger-cyneric.blogspot.com
For a random piece of info, the faerie that's usually in my avatar and banner is my art muse or how I imagine my creative side to look (the version in my banner was drawn by my friend Niere). This is actually different from the Elfling in my shop name, who is my main alter ego; that one is half Wood Elf, half Halfling (this is the costume I'm wearing to the left).
Feel free to contact me via Artfire or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in custom orders or whatnot. :)
Bio Photo Gallery
My furbaby Clarabell- the cutest kitty in the world and my faithful sidekick.
Cosplaying my half-elf ranger/cleric D&D and writing character.
Me (on the left) and my best friend Care at the renfaire a few years ago.
This is my husband Josh and I, taken while we were geocaching one day.