About Me


www.BeckyHayes.com

♥ Who Am I?

I am an photographer, graphic designer, and crafter originally from Nansemond County and Suffolk, Virginia.

♥ Where Am I Located? 

My office and craft studio are located in a converted schoolhouse in rural Southampton County, Virginia.

♥ Where Do I Sell?

 My website (www.BeckyHayes.com) has links for my designs for sale.

♥ Crafts

I love to repurpose vintage handkerchiefs, linens, doilies, etc. into unique crafts such as snippet rolls, textile collages, doll bedding, etc. I also use public domain images, new items, and my photography and graphics. With my nontraditional outlook on life, I often say, "Just because an item was made for one purpose, it doesn't mean you can't make something else with it." 

I enjoy recycling old with the new to create vintage-inspired jewelry. I search for vintage and antique jewelry and components online and at antique stores, estate sales, and flea-markets. I incorporate these items with modern components to create one-of-a-kind (OOAK) jewelry for your shopping pleasure.

♥ How Did I Get Interested in Photography and Graphics?

♥ Photography ~ I became interested in photography while attending college.

♥ Graphics ~ I became interested in graphics when I downloaded a free trial of Corel PaintShop Pro (PSP). I like to read books on graphics and try on-line tutorials. Since some customers enjoy the “weird” graphics I make, I decided to name them: 

     ♥ ♥ PhotoArt ~ made from photos and color schemes. I manipulate the item I am working on in PSP and create kaleidoscopes, patterns, shapes, designs, etc.
     ♥ ♥ FractalArt ~ made using a fractal computer program.
     ♥ ♥ WordArt ~ words as part of the design, such as image-filled words, posters from quotes, scrapbook titles, etc.


I hope you enjoy my studio…and stop by again when you get a chance!
Thank you for visiting!
Becky Hayes