This month I am so happy to highlight a delightful vendor, as well as new store manager, Anna Edmonson. So Anna, tell us about yourself and your booth here at AAE.
“Hello! My name is Anna and I am very pleased to introduce myself and my AAE booth! I’m an artist, writer, actor, musician, energy worker, and world traveler, recently arrived in Ashland from Maine. My background includes a home-schooled childhood, performing arts training in New York City, incredible, unexpected opportunities to see the world, and an overall plethora of inspiring and creative life-experiences.
When I joined the Emporium, I was immediately taken with the sense of community that exists between the vendors, and by the wonderfully wide variety of wares they offer. In my booth you’ll find an eclectic collection of Up-cycled Creations, Travel art, and Sundries under the banner of my fledgling home-business: Wandering Bard Works.
All my craft creations utilize natural and up-cycled material, are my own original designs, and are continually evolving as I experiment and develop new one-of-a-kind treasures! I like to think of my up-cycled art as a way of honoring the origins of discarded fabrics and fibers, lovingly returning them to a life of beauty to be worn proudly as a reminder of our symbiotic relationship with nature, and as encouragement for the creative possibilities in reusing, recycling, and re-purposing our resources.
For my fellow adventurers, my Pocket Belts offer flair whether your wandering takes you across town or around the world. For the romantic in you, my wild-crafted Lavender Heart Sashes and Felted Soap will pamper and soothe. For the tree-huggers, I make Recycled Paper Bead Jewelry and Decorations. For the dreamer, I offer my Travel Photos from around the world. For the urban changelings among us, check out my hand-stitched Pocket Bags, and Scavenger Faerie Skirts. And last but not least, for the pickers out there, my booth features a smattering of quality Knickknacks, Collectibles, and Antiques. With new ideas and designs always in the works, you never know what other unexpected goodies you’ll find when you drop by this Wandering Bard’s booth!
If you have any questions about my products or don’t see what you’re looking for, grab a card and contact me. I’m very happy to custom-make any of my items to fit your needs.
I believe at the core of who we are lies our true self, and when we listen and take action from this truth, we discover our path, the story our life is meant to tell. Live Your Story!”