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Today we’d like to introduce you to Cynthia Hendrickson.

Cynthia, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Since early childhood, I have been involved with the arts to one degree or another. At the tender age of three, my mother enrolled me in a children’s art program at the Denver Fine Arts Museum. I made a clay Appaloosa horse, which I still have. It closely resembles a black bear with blue spots. My mother saved my art work, and, as a mature woman viewing my mother’s scrapbook, I realize that creating is simply part of who I am.

I was fortunate enough to attend Houston’s The High School for Performing and Visual Arts in my junior and senior years of high school. My experiences at HSPVA were amazing and life changing. I was taught by some of the finest artists in the Houston area. I improved my drawing and design abilities, as well as learned new types of expression in fiber weaving, ceramics, and photography. Outside of the school, I was able to learn the basics of metal fabrication and lost wax casting taught by one of the HSPVA teachers in her personal studio.

After teaching high school science for many years, I am now able to focus on jewelry on a daily basis. My early jewelry was comprised of wire woven pieces, a primarily self-taught technique. After utilizing this technique for five years, I began to take workshops to learn soldering. For the past few years, I have been building my metal fabricating skills, combining those techniques with wire weaving.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Having travelled internationally a great deal in my younger years, combined with a background in art and cultural anthropology, my work is influenced by themes and motifs found in other cultures and historic eras. I am particularly fond of textures and layering those components into a unique final piece. I also have a love of unique, collectible cabochons, which dictate the focus of my designs. My work has been described as a hybrid of Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey! The final piece has modern edgy elements, but an overall feeling of something much older, much more timeless and classic.

What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Success is measured in many ways. One way that I measure success, is if my final product is well-designed and crafted. However, another way that I measure is success is in my customers’ satisfaction with the piece of jewelry they have purchased from me. It is thrilling to see someone wearing my work, particularly when that jewelry brings out the uniqueness of that person.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I actively participate in juried art shows in Texas, which are listed on my website. I participated in the Spirit and Matter Exhibition at the Jung Center. Currently, I have my work at Archway Gallery in Houston, Texas.

Website: www.CreativeHabits.net

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Image Credit:
Larry Sanders, Sanders Visual Images.

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