Nov 21, 2008

M5 Creative Corners

Detail of Covered Bridge Wallhanging by Tina Cowan of M5CreativeCorners

Our Tina Cowan of M5 Creative Corners is one of the hardest working women I know. In all seriousness, this kindhearted lady works practically 24/7 to support a slew of orphaned nieces and nephews. I'm not joking about this. After the untimely passing of not one but two siblings due to congenital heart problems, Tina stepped in to raise the orphans as if they were her own.

Tina is always busy creating beautiful new quality pieces not only because she loves her craft and likes to keep busy, but partly out of necessity. Tina's work ethic is absolutely outstanding, in fact it's A++.

Tina Cowan of M5 Creative Corners on etsy ~ ~

I don't know where Tina gets her energy from but it usually tires me out just hearing what she has accomplished lately! And like all her fans and customers, I'm in awe of Tina's fiber art creations. The opening picture shows close-up detail of Tina's impressionist style Covered Bridge quilted wall hanging. Tina paints with fabric and no two pieces are alike. These are truly one of a kind collectables of enduring beauty and high quality craftsmanship.

I hope Tina will forgive me for showcasing to the world these grand pictures of her at work, in her element, conducting business at one of her many craft fairs and bazaars. The first thing I noticed in these shots was Tina's full sized cash register and the great halogen lighting. Both these additions give her booth a professional look and feel. She's obviously a veteran seamstress with the image of a credible working artisan.

A mutual friend sent me these lovely photos (and more) and since a picture is worth ten thousand words, just take a look and imagine our tiny Tina setting up these metal display walls all by her lonesome. Think of Tina trekking around with all this stuff in her van and imagine her stamina manning booths like this one ~ and doing it solo sometimes for days at a time. Tina you're a trouper!

Covered Bridge quilted wallhanging from M5CreativeCorners

From her studio located in the Sparks, Nevada area, Tina attends many local art and craft venues. Her beautiful quilted items are also on display in local boutiques and an antique shop. But recently Tina opened M5CreativeCorners, a new online boutique where her intricately stitched quilted wall hangings and other goodies can be acquired around the clock.

handmade quilted treasures from Tina Cowan of M5 Creative Corners

Please support this talented artisan. Visit her shop. Her designs are fresh and new, Tina's handiwork is first rate and her prices at least for now are very reasonable.

Tina's nieces and nephews range in age from 10 to their mid twenties and a few are currently attending post secondary education. Trust me when I say this lady has bills to pay!

At M5CreativeCorners, Tina Cowan offers customer service and attention to detail that can't be rivalled. So if you're in the market for beautifully handcrafted and stunning quilted items at incredible prices, please shop with M5CreativeCorners and support our valued eSMArts team mate. You won't be disappointed if you do.

every picture tells a story ~ Tina at a southwest craft fair
Submitted by: Anna Lee Husband