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barbrie_chavez

My name is Barbrie. Born in my Grandfather's house in the mountains of SE Virginia, his wife was French, his Mother Cherokee/Irish and he so named me. I use BRIE as it is easier! Bachelor's in business, minor in education. My childhood was spent in Baltimore and Northern Maryland then I traveled this wonderful country living in New Orleans, LA; Galveston, TX Leesburg, VA; Albuquerque, NM. Studied in England, traveled all of Europe, worked in Israel, main career in Contract Management in the Federal Government brought me to the Southwest. I dropped anchor, married, had two beautiful children. A MAJOR health crisis tested me in 1987 and had to get "creative" and that is when THE EARTHMOTHER COLLECTION came to be. A tribute to my Cherokee heritage, I sold the "dolls" of cedar wood throughout the US in gift shops, to Indian artists that sold them at PowWows and of all my favorite gift shops was The Smithsonian Gift Shops in Wash, DC and later in Harlem, NY when the Smithsonian took over a museum there. I started making jewelry for the dolls, then for real live dolls! Having been "gifted" with some vintage glass from Austria, my education of "vintage and Victorian" began. Recently retired, I am pursuing my love of art in every form and belong to Corralesartists.org and sell once a month May-Oct in that lovely north valley village in Corrales, New Mexico. I donate time and materials to several elementary schools as well as the KIDS ART Tent in Corrales, NM. I recently joined ETSY, barbrie777.esty.com and briesboutique.etsy.com and have been so blessed to connect and sell to artisans all over this wonderful world! My life has been rich, red,sometimes raw, but at all times REAL and cannot imagine my life without art. I am so fortunate to connect with the wonderful world of artists and wish great health, wealth and happiness to everyone.; barbrie777.etsy.com ETSY