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What Made My Way provides for you!
My name is Kayleigh and I am the artist behind Made My Way. I started this enterprise back in February 2018. It was my dream to turn my passion for art and design into a local business. A business where I could: not just supplement my income but enrich my life. I wanted to share my work with others and give people a local, affordable source for beautiful and unique artwork. The more people able to enjoy real, original art the more that will understand and appreciate the artistry behind it. When someone buys artwork they are buying a piece of someone’s soul. The artist’s passion and heart went into the hours it took to create each piece of artwork. Art is beautiful and I want my life to be beautiful. As should everyone’s. Unfortunately I have undergone a lot these last few years, the last year in particular as been excessively hard for me. Hence why I haven’t managed to update the website as much as I’d of liked. However I have now changed my day job and financially I am in a better place. Though it will take a little longer to fully recover. Health wise, I am feeling better in myself. Now that my stress levels are considerably lower. However my chronic illness is still uncured and I am still trying new things to improve this affliction. Not wanting to sound all doom and gloom, I truly feel a lot better. I’m still loving my art and have produced some beautiful commissions for customers. I always love to hear of my customers reactions to their unique pieces. It warms my heart and that is why I do what I do. On that note, Made My Way is currently taking on new commissions. Please head to the Commissions Page to find out more information or to request your very own portrait. Commission prices are extremely affordable and there are options available for everyone’s budget! This year I have high hopes for Made My Way. If all goes to plan I will be producing new artwork. Not only in my signature pastel pencil but also venturing into acrylic paintings. Whilst still producing occasional pencil and watercolour pieces. In 2019 I also hope to start production of some wearable accessories. This will include canvas bags, clutch bags, purses and possibly other designs. Some of which will include exclusive Made My Way embroidered designs. It is also my wish to experiment with polymer clay more. Hopefully producing some sculpture pieces and potentially some wearable pieces too. It is going to be an exciting year and I hope you all come along for the ride with me. I appreciate any and all patronage given to this venture. You are what allows this dream to continue to blossom and I hope that it will continue to bloom and grow! To see more of my work and to keep up to date with all MMW new then visit my Facebook Page or to watch some interesting art video’s head to my Youtube Channel
Made My Way will be at the Christmas Fayre at Local School; Burnopfield Primary School. The Fayre is ran by the school’s Playcare. By coming along you will be helping support the local School and the local businesses involved! There’s promised to be lots of beautiful handmade Christmas gifts, crafts and more! A perfect opportunity for you to start your Christmas shopping, stock up on Christmas cards or even just treat yourself to something beautiful for your home! There is a small entry fee of £1.50. Be sure to come along and say hi, I look forward to seeing you all there. ________________________________ Visitors who would like to be kept up to date with all Made My Way news should head over to Facebook and like and follow us. Customers can continue shopping here.
Need help choosing a photo for a commission? Well I’ve now added a new page to help you do just that! Choosing the right photo for a commission piece is extremely important and also very personal. But with the DOs and DON’Ts I provide for you, your choice will be much easier to make! I offer a family and pet portraiture service. I take your photos and transform them into a piece of art. Something that will immortalise the subject in that moment for the rest of their lives. And the photo must be something both you and the subject will be happy with seeing on the wall everyday. So choosing the photo is extremely important. And highly personal to you, as it will most likely be one of your favourite photos that will spark a lot of emotion. The photo selection however is also extremely important for me, the artist. As an artist you have to be inspired to create art. So a good image with a very clear and expressive subject will be important to spark me to create the piece. A photo which is out of focus or hard to interpret will make the creation process hard and laborious. And as a result I may not be happy with the end piece. It is important for artists that they can see all the features of the subject clearly. So lighting is important as well as composition in the photo. A photo of the subject from afar will limit the amount of detail that the artist can see. This will affect how much accurate detail an artist is able to put into a commission piece. Focusing solely on capturing the head/shoulder of the subject will hopefully keep everything in focus for the facial features. An artist strives to add expression and emotion into their piece too, so choosing a photo that will show the subjects personality is a good choice. Giving the artist multiple photos to look at or choose from will also increase how much of the personality the artist is able to represent and increase their ability to capture the subjects likeness. It will also help the artist choose an image that inspires them or allow the artist to use multiple photos to accurately capture the correct colours and likeness; making the end result of the piece far better and more personal. Customers who would like to learn about the best choice of photos can head to this page. Remember, if you would like a commission piece done all you need to do is fill in the request form here.
Made My Way has opened up the shop to include new Oddities and Curios. New products available include; Christmas curios, stationary and sculptures. There will be more to come. A lot of the items are completely crafted by hand from scratch so they are limited in stock and there may be variations between products. Christmas Stock Made My Way has listed some new Christmas Stock items. Customers can still purchase our bespoke Christmas Cards here. Customers can now purchase beautiful hand-made traditional Christmas Tree Decorations in two sizes large and small. Made My Way also has a very special Santa Sculpture for sale. Stationary New to Made My Way is a selection of stationary products. First introduced at our Summer Fayre Table these include; Bookmarks – a great item to add to your existing basket thanks to the multi-buy offer. Only £1 for these lovely hand-crafted bookmarks. Hanging Notepads and Small Notepads. Sculptures Made My Way also wants to introduce the first in the the sculpture oddities. A friendly sheep made from Lake District rocks and pebbles. Find this Sheep here. ______________________________ To keep up with all the current Made My Way news Like and follow us on Facebook and subscribe to us on Youtube!
Made My Way are excited to announce that now local customers can select to Collect in Person. Hit here for more info on Delivery Options. There’s no need to pay postage or risk damage through the postal service if you are able to arrange to collect in person or set up your own courier. As long as customers are able to collect from Bishop Auckland, England then they can select this Collect in Person option during the checkout procedure. However if customers are not local, do not fear, I have special postage offers available for yourselves. If you buy multiple items you will only have to pay the highest postage from these items. I will combine your purchases where applicable so that your can receive all your items in as few deliveries as possible. This means you can buy as many items as you like without worrying about extra postage! Happy Shopping guys! Thank you for all the support! ________________________________ Visitors can keep up to date with all the current news by liking and following Made My Way on Facebook and Youtube.
So I’ve decided I’m going to start taking my work to fayres. Maybe coming to a fayre near you? Well if you live in North East England then maybe so! I am starting off small as I do not have a great amount of stock to take to bigger fayres right now. Hopefully if this goes well then I can get an idea of how much stock I would need to take a long with me. Then I’ll be able to invest in the amount of stock needed to fill a table for a larger fayre! Where is this fayre, you ask? Well I’ve gotten a table at a little local School fayre from my home village of Burnopfield. It’s supporting the Play Care at the school and I have strong ties with them. If any of you live near Burnopfield, then I highly recommend you stop by. It is being held on Sunday 16th September from 12 to 3. It’ll be a nice look out for you all on a Sunday afternoon and if you have kids then there are plenty of walks around Burnopfield (and even Beamish is close by) if you fancy making a day of it after the fayre! I am making some new and currently exclusive products for the fayre and there will be some great offers for any visitors on the day! Hopefully will have more fayres in the future. I will keep you all up-to-date. _________________________________ Remember Commissions are still open. Now is the perfect time to commission a portrait for Christmas. Treat yourself or spoil a loved one! To request a commission fill in the form here. Burnopfield Primary’s Play Care Facebook Page.
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