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Margaret Franklin
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Artist // Professional // Artisan Crafts
  • July 28
  • Canada
  • Deviant for 12 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
I am an artist who enjoys working in a variety of mediums, especially embroidery and creating dolls and soft sculptures. I have had a lifelong fascination with carousels and have traveled extensively through the years, usually with the National carousel Association, to see as many as possible.

My husband Dave and I have been happily married since July of 2002 and I am a full-time student who still manages to crank out and sell as many of my creations as possible in my spare time.

I have Asperger's Syndrome and the creative dream of somehow creating an "Autism Awareness" carousel with art and animals designed and created by people who are on the autism spectrum. My vision includes it as the centrepiece of a cultural centre which includes a toy museum, gift shop and Victorian Tea Room!

Current Residence: Oshawa, Ontario, canada
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: fantasy
Favourite cartoon character: Tigger

Favourite Visual Artist
M. C. Escher
Favourite Movies
Hairspray, Ghost World, Brave, Beauty & the Beast
Favourite TV Shows
The Simpsons, Ugly Betty, Big Bang Theory
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
KISS, Bowling for Soup. Wendy Carlos, Eurythmics, Gypsy Kings
Favourite Books
Look Me in the Eye, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Favourite Writers
SARK. Oliver Sacks, JOhn Elder Robison, Temple Grandin,
Favourite Games
Balderdash, Scrabble
Tools of the Trade
Textile, embroidery thread
Other Interests
Art, creative writing, sewing, embroidery, music, cartoons
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WOO-HOO! My products are now available from Canada Shopper's Market!! I'm so happy because these people have been so super nice and helpful!! I was buzzing around like a bee yesterday morning taking pictures of a selection of just some of the many stuffed animals I have available. It was a beautiful day and I was able to take advantage of the sunny weather to photograph my unicorns, donkeys and zebras on the front steps in order to give viewers an idea about size. Last time I wrote in here was the day before I got my "Hello Kitty" tattoo. I am happy to say she is healing well even though I still haven't had a soak in the bathtub yet. She still feels a little rough and scaly around the edges even though it's been longer than two weeks. I accidentally knocked a small chip loose on Monday and made her bleed a little but she seems none the worse for the wear. This makes tattoo # 7!!
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WOO-HOO! I am getting my next tattoo tomorrow! On Sunday I was HOPELESSLY depressed and frustrated because I could not take part in the upcoming Farmer's Market at All or Nothing Brewery because they want people to have a BUSINESS LISENCE and it's at LEAST a thousand dollars. Then yesterday Annie called me up with a project! I got to make a Hello Kitty patch to fix a hole in her Hello Kitty top that she'd burn on the stove. I fell so in love with the image and now whenever I think of Hello Kitty I think of hope because working on this project lifted my spirits immensely and looking at Hello Kitty will always remind me from now on that things are never really that bad, They can ALWAYS get BETTER!! They can already do me at NOON tomorrow!! I'm wondering what to wear.
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Well, tomorrow between 10 and noon the cable guy is coming back to fix our cable for the THIRD time! The guy downstairs keeps fucking around with it! We had no choice but to tell our landlord and now he's being EVICTED!! SERIOUSLY! WTF was this guy thinking? Did he think he could get away with this and not have any consequences. It all started Friday afternoon when Dave was taping "Get Smart". Cable guy couldn't come until 8:00 the next morning and after he left there was clanking around downstairs and our cable was OUT AGAIN. So we called back and later that afternoon another cable guy had to come to the house. When he left I decided to take a nap. I was just drifting off when I heard clanking around and swearing downstairs again! So I went into the livingroom to check on our cable box which looked perfectly okay at the time and got back into bed. Dave got home five minutes later and I told him what I heard and then I went back to sleep for a few hours. When I woke up. Dave told me we
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Thanks so much for faving -
that is so kind of you and
I really appreciate it!!!Excellent - Hello Kitty Excellent - Hello Kitty Excellent - Hello Kitty

spring cat by ingeline-art

My newest painting from today:
Spring cat
Happy birthday to you and
have a wonderful day!
Greetings and hugs from cologne
ingeline-art ;-)))Chocolate Cyclone Cake 50x50 icon (F2U) tea cup
This is only for you!!!!

Happy birthday Carouselfan by ingeline-art
Thank you for the recent :+fav:
Thanks for faving :thumbsup:

WallopEnsued by KernaaliTanuli
Happy birthday! :D Cake  Rainbow Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon  Pink bouncing cake 
Happy birthday to you and
have a wonderful day!
Greetings and hugs from cologne
Ingeline-art ;-)))Blue Flower Blue Flower Blue Flower
This is only for you!!!!!

Happy birthday carouselfan by ingeline-art
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you so much for adding me to your watch! :squee: It really brings a smile to my face which is more than I could've asked for. :D I hope that I can continue to impress with my future pieces! :heart: