We sat down with Whimsical artist Michelle Jarrett to learn more about her unique, upcycled décor.
In your own words, describe what you make as an artist.
I recycle old, found objects into sometimes useful, sometimes playful home and garden décor. I call it “funky folk art.”
Tell us your story. Have you always been an artist? How has your journey as an artist informed what you make now?
Creating is something that is part of my being. I have always made things by hand, recycling old into new. I love treasure hunting, wherever I roam, searching for pieces that speak to me. It’s an attraction, an energy, like a magnet to steel. Bits and pieces, I organically morph into my artwork. It is so much fun and I get so much joy out of my creations. I think it shows in my work with a wink and a smile.
Share with us your favorite part of WW, or a favorite Whimsical memory!
My favorite part of Whimsical Women is the people. It feels great to be around women supporting women in the things they love. They are truly interested in the process and appreciate the work that goes into our creations.
Where can people find your funky folk art?
You can visit my Facebook page, Funky by Nature GSO, and see my new work as well as my upcoming shows. You can also message me; you can purchase things directly from me or if out of town, I can ship it to you.