My name is Chantel, thanks for checking out my website!
Before we get the opportunity to work together, I thought I'd let you in on a little bit of who I am.
I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Michigan, and I currently reside in Rockford, Illinois pursuing my art and working everyday to develop into a full time artist!
I have been a lover of all things creative ever since I can remember. Anytime there was an opportunity to create something new, get messy, or take what others considered “trash” and turn it into something new, I would take it! It has always been my passion, but I never really believed it could be a career until I decided to dive in head first and try it out. I have recently been on this journey to make it more than just a passion and a hobby. There is something inside of me that just can’t be okay with putting it on the back burner because it’s not “reasonable" to think that I can actually make a living with art. One thing that I constantly have to remind myself of is this quote, “To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.” So I choose to lose the fear, live a creative life, and share it with the world.
I believe everyone is creative in some way. My mission in life is to constantly inspire people by doing what it is I love to do, and show people that beauty is literally everywhere. I especially love taking things from the earth such as stones, and wood, and showing off their beauty. It reminds me that anything can be taken from the ashes or dust and be restored, be given purpose, and be made beautiful again! It’s important for me to share this idea with people because I was once in the dust as an artist and thankfully I have been brought out and am able to create beauty out of the mess that life is sometimes.
Each piece of art that I make has a story, whether it's a necklace, a wood burned sign, or a painting for a special day or a special person. I put every bit of my heart and soul into my pieces, because you deserve a piece that is made with some excellence and a little TLC.
Custom and personalized pieces are my favorite to create, because there is nothing that gives me more joy and satisfaction than being able to take an idea or thought that my customers have, and making it become a reality. So if you have an idea of something you want made, but can't seem to find it anywhere, you have come to the right person! Also, here in this website is my portfolio of things that I have made and done, if you like what you see, I will more than likely be able to make something that fits YOUR style and vision for your desired piece.
Go ahead and take a look around my portfolio, and contact me with any questions! I am so excited to work with you and create something beautiful for you!