As a business that appeals to most we are often contacted by local crafts people to see if we would like to sell their homemade and handmade goodies. On some occasions we come across a little gem and instead of keeping this little gem a secret we thought it would be great idea for her to tell you about herself. Gorgeous Touch introduces Katie O……..
Katie O and The Birdtree Gift Shop
Love What You Do by Doing What You Love
Imagine you could be granted one wish, to be given the opportunity to work in the best job ever. What’s the most exciting job you could imagine doing? For me, it’s being an artist. Ever since I was a young girl I have always wanted to find a way to use my artistic skills to make beautiful items that people will love to have in their homes.
I’ve recently brought my artistic skills to the world of jewellery with amazing results :)
As I’ve just been appointed the Creative Director at Birdtree Books, it seemed a perfect opportunity to work on the jewellery project together.
Using images of my artwork Birdtree Books provides a range of handmade, jewellery, from sterling silver necklaces to antique silver bracelets.
Completely unique and eye-catching the jewellery is handmade at my home in Coventry and sent out to customers across the UK. This jewellery can also be made with your own image inside, whether it be your favourite photo or an image that’s special to you.
Most of you will know this work but not many know the story behind this portrait of a lonely soul.
From a time when trees touched the skies and the moon kept a watchful eye over the world; there lived a beast…
Many creatures inhabited this strange world but this was no ordinary creature, it was in the deep forest thousands of years ago where this soul first came to life. With the force to rip a hole in the earth with one swoop the beast held such strength and power. However for all his might the beast suffered intensely from a great loneliness. Such a feeling swept over the beast like a vast plague, he was hopeless to it.
The only escape he found from such pain was to dream, dream so deeply into the night of love and happiness, something he feared he would never attain. The beast fell into a deep sleep every night…
Each week I’ll be blogging about the retailers and shops that stock Katie O Art products, giving you an insight into what I sell in each store and where you can find them :)
First up is gift shop at The Coventry Transport Museum. It was in January last year when I first sold my work here and was one of the first retailers to stock my range of vintage handmade gifts.
Since then my work has become a main feature in the shop and sits alongside lovely vintage signs and gifts. From cards to notebooks and hand painted pencil cases I offer a wide range of beautiful products for everyone.
So if you’re looking to treat someone special or indulge yourself in all things vintage pop into the Coventry Transport Museum gift shop :)