I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that wherever you go, the least plant may bring a clear remembrance of the Creator. One blade of grass or one speck of dust is enough to occupy your entire mind in beholding the art with which it has been made.
St. Basil the Great
My idea of the woodland belle is that of the contemporary woman whose heart still longs for the stillness of the woods, and finds peace in the quiet beauty of nature. Delighting in the simple things and quiet moments of life, she feels deeply that sublime spiritual truths lay at the heart of all creation. To the woodland belle, the natural world is still a place full of wonder and mystery, where beauty abounds and fairytales are still possible.
~ About the Artist ~
I create whimsical, woodland-inspired jewelry and hair accessories, for seekers of beauty and lovers of fairytales. Working from my studio in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, I make each piece in the Woodland Belle collection personally. I studied fine art and design at Appalachian State University and began crafting jewelry and accessories soon after graduating. From experiencing profound awe and awareness for the beauty of God's creation in my own life, I strive to convey this spirit of admiration through my work, expressing classic nature motifs with a fresh sense of wonder.
~ Mai McKemy