Although I was born in the big Apple and started out living up north, Florida is my heart and home...my three daughters are "GRITS" (girls raised in the South!) and since I was sweet sixteen in '76, so am I!
One of my daughters actually told me about Etsy! I checked it out and it turned out to be the perfect fit. I started out as "The Crafty Cat" but too many others were out there by the same name. So one day I coined the name~ Collagical. I was thinking
about a collage and magical came to mind, and then I just thought:
Collagical. I bought the .com for it when a Google search didn't have a
single result. So it thrills me to see thousands today! If I have my
way, it will be millions before long...I have BIG plans!
I have always believed in upcycling, recycling, repurposing and I hate
throwing anything away. Maybe it has something to do with being born in
the Year of the Rat~ "pack"-rat that I am! But I love my studio full of
whimsical vintage and recycled materials of every media and material
imaginable! In there, I can let my creativity flow and the ideas take
form. Many of the items in my shops are upcycled or preloved vintage
treasures waiting to be reloved.
You can find me all over the place~
and of course, here...