Private: A Brief History

Hello. I am Roselyn Mendez. I am a mother. I am a gardener. I am a metalsmith. I am a collector of stories.

When I was a little girl, I loved to read, especially outside. I adored stories about elves and faeries. I loved to leaf through garden books and herbal journals. I loved to draw plants and flowers, musing over their beautiful shapes and telling myself stories about their lives.

I come from long lines of creative people and their stories simmer in my blood.
My garden and the various lifeforms that live in it feed my creative impulses every day.

I sketch the things I see in my gardens and on hikes in our beautiful WV outdoors.

Using traditional metalsmithing methods and my own quirky design sense, I take to the shears and anvil and hammer. I take a turn with the torch and files.

My work is my homage to nature. Let yourself listen to nature’s stories and feel inspired.
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