Resume' Carol Lynn Mickey
Self Taught Artist, Carol L. Mickey had to begin some where,
- 1970 - At the age of 12, I Used 26 gauge copper coated, recycled wire, creating my first tree.
1979 - Married, using 20 gauge solid copper wire, making trees for family members, beginning to sell some trees.
1980's - I was creating about 100 trees a year. Putting bases on the trees covering up the root system with Spanish moss. My customers shared with me they like seeing the root system.
1980 to 1985 - I had three beautiful girls, and continued to create wire trees.
1986 - I join an Artist Co-op, participated with other artist in a shop of Juried artwork.
1990's - Juried by the Lehigh Valley Craft-man's Guild. Juried member at the state level, in Harrisburg. Art Guild, Displaying my work, demonstrations, telling my story, and teaching my art @ Fogelsville P.S.U. Campus, MACK, J.W.C., Girl Scout Council, Wood Carvers, L.V. U.F.G. W.P.T.L.
Owned a Snack Kitchen for 20 years, called the Rainbow Kitchen.
1990's - Still teaching classes to individuals, on twisting wire trees.
2000 - Falling into a deep depression, working my way out of it after a few years.
2005 & 2006 - creating just under 100 trees per year.
Started the process of a copy-right on the 3 dimensional Pine Trees.
Displaying work at Art Shows up, and down the east coast.
2007 - Worked on commission for a Wire Company, creating a large stainless steel wire tree that is now displayed in the Wire Co. Headquarters, in Chicago, Ill.
Completing 2 issues of the Lock Wire Magazine for two seasons.
2008 - Copy-Right for three dimensional Pine tree.
Certificate from the Library of Congress. Special commission order for 100+ stainless steel trees.
200+ trees that year.
2009 - Creating collector pieces. Arbor Day Foundation in NE., Bar Harbor ME., Canada, England.
2010 - Special orders for customers became a passion, 2D to 3D.
2011 - Selling wire trees through retail.
2012 - Educated myself to sell on line in the marketplace.
2014 - Started selling Global through e-Bay.
2015 - New Creations, self teaching of new techniques.
2016 - Started selling through Etsy.
2017 - The collaboration of two business has begun www.onlytrees.us and www.spiritpieces.com
this collaboration started in April of 2017.
I create a Windswept Tree on a Dogwood base that includes an Orb with the cremains of our dearly departed loved ones, or our beloved furry and feathered friends.