Onlytrees  Wire Trees

A  Unique  Twist  In  Wire  Art

Resume'  Carol Lynn Mickey

Self Taught Artist, Carol L. Mickey had to begin some where,

ALL STARTED 

  •    1970 - At the age of 12, I Used 26 gauge copper coated, recycled wire, creating my first tree.
         1978 - I graduated from High School, creating my first solid Copper wire tree with a nest, twisting wire when I could get it for eight years.

      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.