Sandra Evertson is overjoyed to introduce you to the RELICS & ARTIFACTS® MUSES. This is our hand-picked team of designers created to spread the beauty and potential of the RELICS & ARTIFACTS® line of craft products.
Milagros is from the sunny island of Puerto Rico. She grew up among seamstresses and artists, so it was natural for her to gravitate to the arts. When her daughter was born, she decided to open a scrapbook store and thus continue a next generation interest in the arts. Her work reflects her passion for all kinds of crafts, jewelry, sewing, and collage. She considers it really hard to choose just one artistic passion. Milagros loves the way this world has evolved into mixed media to give her the opportunity to work with so many exciting mediums. And guess what? She considers RELICS & ARTIFACTS® right there at the top! She is jumping into this journey excited to inspire you and to share her work as it progresses. Visit her online at her blog, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, and visit her store blog.
Monica is a California girl living in an Arkansas world. Her husband's job relocated the family to northwest Arkansas and she really loves it there. Monica loves making art and has always been a creator. She loves to see the outcome of mixing different mediums. Mixed media art is her LOVE. Monica loves inspiring people to try new things and think 'outside-of-the-box'. Monica works full-time and makes art whenever she has spare time. She is very excited to be a part of the RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Brand Ambassadors and eagerly awaits the amazing journey to come. You can connect with Monica on a number of platforms including Facebook, Pinterest, and Etsy.
Sherry Westfall Matthews is a self- taught artist living and creating in a small Alabama town (with the support of her husband, two kids, three dogs and a cat). She believes imagination is much like a muscle...the more you create, the stronger your inspiration becomes! Also, being self-taught leads her to want to share her trial and error wins (and losses). After all, we have so much to teach one another and it is vital to the creative process to never stop learning. Her works have been featured in numerous publications such as Somerset Studio, Somerset Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, Holidays & Celebrations, and Jewelry Affaire. You can find her on facebook, pop in on her blog, or check out her shop on Etsy.
Rochelle is living her life in the wet and rainy climate of BC Canada all the while dreaming of the warm and sunny California where she came from. Married to a Canadian with three grown children, Rochelle lives in the small town of Chilliwack, BC which is very similar to the town of Gilroy, CA where she grew up. She has always loved making art and experimenting with different mediums. On a trip to Cortona, Italy for an art retreat, it was there that she learned the art of soldering. That was ten years ago and she hasn't looked back since. Perfecting skills and dreaming up new ideas for jewelry and home décor, Rochelle enjoys the challenges along the way. Sheloves inspiring people while teaching workshops out of her home. It's wonderful to see someone who has never taken an art workshop come out of a class with something they are proud of. This is why she loves to teach. She is very excited to be a part of the RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Ambassador team and can't wait to begin. You can connect with Rochelle via her website, Facebook (Rochelle Gaukel, WhateverLolaWantsJewelry), Intagram (RochelleGaukel, WhateverLolaWantsJewelry), Tumblr, and Pinterest.
Ann has always found making things to be a wonderful way to express herself, and relishes seeing ideas come to life. Sometimes things work and other times they turn out very different than anticipated, but either way, all of the time spent is a pleasure. She enjoys getting inky, working with papers, and manipulating mediums; she loves experimenting and surprise outcomes. Ann is a daughter, a mother, a wife, and an architect. She has a passion for design, and a respect for the art and architecture of the past. She loves spending time in the studio with her daughter; when not there, she can be found taking a walk outside appreciating and gaining inspiration from the beauty that nature provides, admiring historic buildings, or simply tucked into a chair reading a good book. Ann is thrilled to be a member of the Relics & Artifacts Ambassador team and is excited to embark on this creative adventure.