Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Alliday Artist: Meet Cox's Creations!

Tell us a little about yourself and your business.
My name is Wanda Cox. I am a self taught artist. I started recycling old junk, cream cans, saws, t-pots and coffeepots. I have many steps to my work. I enjoy painting old barns, buildings etc on anything I can get my hands on.

What do you create and what do YOU love about your products? 
I create art on anything old. I first started on saw blades and then the cream cans. I love the old metal international coffee tins, band aid boxes, spice that are difficult to find anymore.

What sets your creations apart from others? 
Every item is artistically homemade. I do all the painting and antiquing by hand.

Where do you find inspiration? 
I love old barns, windmills, and covered bridges. I often get orders from people for specific things, but since I’m self taught, I really like painting what I want.

The Alliday Show believes that everyday should be celebrated as a holiday! 
That being said, which holiday do you wish were everyday and why? I wish everyday was Valentine’s Day. I love creating homemade cards, gifts, and one of a kind special gifts to give to people every day to show them that they are being thought of, that they are loved and to help brighten there day.

If you could create your own holiday, what would it be and why? 
I would create a Hugs Day. I would share this day with all of our friends and family where ever they might be and help them to feel loved and blessed on this holiday. We would all get together and eat nothing but SWEET some things to remind all of us that we are all sweet and to remind each person that we love them. We would end the day with hugs and kisses.

What is your favorite holiday tradition? 
Sending out a Christmas letter to all of our special friends and family and giving out plates of home baked things to neighbors, teachers and friends.

How would you describe your work in three words?
Creative, Recyclable, 100% homemade

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