I am delighted to announce that today's post is all about 'Rachel' aka Purrversia, a highly creative talented artist, designer and model! Rachel finds inspiration from everything; nature, television, books, other artists and people! She describes herself as always having a 'vivid imagination' and a bit of a dark side (having grown up with Elvira and Vincent Price), but she also has a penchant for cute and pretty things like Hello Kitty and sparkly gems!
Rachel cites some of her favourite books as 'The Complete Tales and Poems' by Edgar Allan Poe, 'Alice In Wonderland' & 'Through The Looking Glass' by Lewis Carroll!Her favourite supernatural creatures are vampires, although as a fan of the urban fantasy genre she also enjoys reading about witches, weres, fae and shapeshifters, and includes Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison and Kelley Armstrong amongst her favourite authors. As one of Rachel's hobbies includes dressing up and cosplay, you won't be surprised to know that she appeared as as one of her favourite characters 'Anita Blake' alongside author Laurell K. Hamilton as part of the Dragon*Con Parade (2008)!
Rachel's family have a long history of crafting, sewing and other artistic passions, one of which is called 'Where The Little Things Are'. This delightful shop is run by Rachel and her Mother, where they create a unique range of jewellery and handcrafted accessories conjured up from their imagination, as well as welcoming custom orders!
Red Cherry & Black Padded Crochet Hook Case
One of my favourites from this shop is the stunning Purple Fleur De Lis Necklace, and one of the best selling items is the Red Cherry & Black Crochet Hook Case, which folds into a pretty pouch (see above)! You can find 'Where The Little Things Are' onZibbet, Etsy, ArtfireandEbay!
Lost Vampire Boone t-shirt
Rachel has another creative outlet, designing t-shirts, gifts and accessories via CafePress. One example is her wickedly witty Lost Vampire 'Story of Boone' t-shirt. Other designs, quotes and links can be foundhere! She also has another store on CafePress under the nameKaotic Rebel Designs, which is where you'll find her 'Get Pixed' Kim Harrison-approved shirt, as well as Pirate Pilates etc.
While Rachel intends to continue with her modelling and current activities, as a business entrepreneur, she intends to put her creative skills to good use through future projects, which include the expansion of her stores, extending her tee designing range, creating new artwork, jewellery and much more!
"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." Edgar Allan Poe "Eleonora"
Sophisticated Vampire shoot by Purrversia. Custom Gothic 'Drink Me' Blood Vial with Bat necklace byMiss Bohemia
I hope you have enjoyed reading all about the multi-talented Purrversia, who we will no doubt be seeing more of in the future!