Hi! I’m Annie!
Long Post Alert as I introduce myself and my art!
I’m the creator of Needle and a Beetle, currently existing as a [virtual] space for me to show my progress and completed pieces and an [online shop] on Etsy!
I am an ENTOMOLOGIST
Which means I’m a BUG LADY!
I am obsessed with the less-loved, more invisible little creatures and gifts of nature, and I love making art that brings them into people’s hearts and homes!
I learned to embroider from my grandmother when I was [6 years old] - my first hoop was a little yellow 🐥duck!
I gained pointers on how to draw and paint thanks to my uncle, who was an artist when I was young! I love [watercolor], [acrylics], and [pen drawings]
I have a cat named Misty and she loves to sit with me as I craft 🐱
I am a work-in-progress, in life (as we all are) and in this little business!
I am currently building up stock of pieces to put in my virtual store, and to sell in person at markets starting in the spring of 2019!
For now I hope you enjoy watching me create and I would love to hear if you have a favorite insect, plant or small critter you would like me to add to any of my collections!
Thanks for following me and I hope you enjoy seeing nature the way I do through my progress 😊🤗