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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

Three Strikes and You're OUT!!! by carouselfan, journal

Bed, Bath and Beyond by carouselfan, journal

Happy New Year! by carouselfan, journal

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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:
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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:
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