I think I would like to start a new series of posts on my blog: Fresh Shop to feature brand new shops (and I can't find a totally new shop, then at least...new to me!). Whether this will be weekly or monthly is yet to be decided.
So to kick this off...let me introduce to you: Lynda Carson of Fresh Baked Designs!
She has been successfully selling her art in stores around Southern California, and to quote her jumped into the "Deep End Of The Pool" last month, and opened her brand new, fresh etsy store:
I have been a quiet follower/lurker on Lynda's blog since the beginning of this year, when I "discovered" her through the January Art Bead Scene Challenge
I was hooked!
Lynda is a very versatile designer...she works with just about everything!
Exquisite wire-work, cotton and silk, metal texture, alcohol inks and prints, and all of this in the most gorgeous colors! She even makes her own polymer components!
But here's the kicker: Lynda is a supporter and volunteer at Amor Ministries for some years now. Along with her husband, she has helped build homes for families in some of the poorest neighborhoods of Tijuana, and once at the San Carlos Apache Reservation near Globe, Arizona.
Apart from donating hard work, she has also created a line of jewelry called Pure Water Designs. 100% of the profits from this line goes towards buying water purification systems for these families in Tijuana...these last pretty much their entire lifetime, and we all know how important water is!
And there is more!!! She also supports fundraising for communities in Ghana by using the beautiful Krobo beads in a lot of her creations:
Now if you know me, you know what a sucker I am for anyone and anything going beyond what's expected to make the world better. So Lynda is definitely on my list of favorite people!
So go on and take a look at what fresh baked goodness she has!