Hello, I'm Melinda, and I live in California. I can't resist anything that is old, battered, aged, weathered and holding a story. Whether it's a mannequin, a postcard, a dusty old book or a clunky typewriter from the late 1800's. I buy these things then eventually they find their way into my art. I strive to re-purpose these treasures into carefully crafted hand made pieces, breathing new life into something that has been discarded. I started this etsy adventure after turning 50, so I say it's never to late to start a new venture. I also teach yoga and photograph children.