About The Artist

Josephine was born in Ann Arbor Michigan and lived in Hawaii on the slopes of Diamond Head until 1969. She returned to Michigan to major in interior design and worked as a kitchen designer.

"Recycling and repurposing discarded materials was something that was instilled in me as a child by my mother who was very frugal. So as a hobby I decided to create brooches from upholstery fabric samples. Eighteen years ago I began by making abstract designs which later became fun and whimsical animal and flower shapes. I hope these pins make you smile and brighten your day!"

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Atlas Tower
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DuBois Lumber
Grayling Photographic Society
Grayling Promotional Association
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Grayling Visitors Bureau
Hart Buick GMC
Jack Millikin, Inc.
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Katie Olson Agency
Kirtland Community College
Main Branch Gallery
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The Medicine Shoppe
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Michigan Wood Pellet
Paddle Hard Brewing Co.
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Two River Deli
Weyerhaeuser
WL Snow Enterprises
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Special thanks to Sarah Lindauer, whose unparalleled support has helped us be where we are today, and will help us grow and thrive into the future, in memory of Tina Foster. ‚ô•ÔłŹ