|Creative Chicks Vicki and Nancy |
at the Creative Connection
One of the things I love most about working with Creative Chicks Cafe is that I have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful artists. Two years ago while attending the Creative Connection in Mpls. I meet an amazing lady. Her name is Nancy Malay. She creates some of the most beautiful vintage-inspired pieces I have ever seen. Each piece is meticulously hand-crafted, using paperclay, papier mache and cloth. She embellishes with mica, antique trimmings, German glass glitter and tinsel. Giving each figure a personality of its own. Not only can you find her work on her web site... she has been published in the following national magazines: Studios, Prims, Holiday Crafts, Early American Life, Create & Decorate, Get Creative, Country Sampler, Country Woman and more.
Nancy, has been married to her best friend Rick for 32 years. They have three handsome sons with wonderful wives and wife to be. Nancy's studio is located in her cozy home in Faribault, Mn. There she creates her vintage pieces. Nancy says she loves to work with fabric, buttons, old lace and "lots of sparkle". As a licensed designer for Midwest-CBK, Nancy has to spend long hours creating in her studio. So, during the Spring and Summer months when not working she just loves to garden. Winter's are long in Minnesota, so when Spring finally arrives, Nancy makes the most of it! And, she loves to share those moments with us on her blog while enjoying a cup of coffee.
Nancy has many other tutorials available on her web site. This cute little bird, paperclay rabbits, Victorian Cones and more. All of these can be seen and purchased at Nancy's Etsy Shop.
I am honored to know Nancy! She is a delightful lady with so much encouragement and enthusiasm. I'm sure you will find her website http://www.nancymalay.com/ and blog http://www.nancymalay.blogspot.com/ as enjoyable I do.
So get to work, and create!