Meet Amie Hackworth of Marshall, MI. Amie completed her degrees in Criminal Justice, Corrections, and Chemistry from Jackson Community College and Sienna Heights University. She has also worked with at-risk youth since 2007. Enamor means, "to be filled with the feeling of love." Amie strives to create unique, one of a kind items that bring smiles to faces, help the environment, and spread love to others.What makes your artwork unique or distinctive?
All of my cute critters are my unique creations that start as a sketch and then are hand painted onto many different items. I also love anything vintage and retro, so kitschy themes show up a lot in my work. I also re-purpose vintage items that aren't used much anymore into new uses, so everything is truly one of a kind!What do you remember wanting to be when you grew up?
When I started drawing, I dreamed of being a cartoonist for a studio. The first thing I learned to draw was Garfield and started making my own cartoon strips that I would sell at school from my desk for 25 cents.
How long have you been creating your art work?
I have been crafting since I was a young child. My mom always did craft shows and she would give me a small section in her booth to sell my creations. I started painting items in 2005 and opened my Etsy shop a year later in 2006.
Do you have any notable awards or accomplishments?
Yes! My hand painted Geisha tote won a contest to be featured in the premier issue of CRAFT Magazine in 2006. My art was also featured in Get Crafty! Magazine in 2007. Also, my wedding cake toppers appeared in The Handmade Companion in 2012.What inspired you to start creating your artwork & how did you turn it into a business?
My husband and I are huge Michigan Wolverines fans. I love going to football games! I also enjoy antique and thrift shopping, playing guitar, and spending time with my two cats, Queso and Milo.
You can find lots of Amie's fabulous designs at Yellow Door, as well as online. Stay tuned for more fun and interesting info about Amie all week!
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