May I introduce: .... GIFTBEARER ... Extraordinary Artist .... Culturally Aware ... Socially Sensitive Pippit Carlington is the artist behind the name: Giftbearer As a jewelry artist she specializes in high-end indigenous jewelry drawing her inspiration from nature and a variety of cultures close to the earth. She is strongly influenced by nature, political and social issues and uses her art to educate the public. Pippit Carlington has received formal art training at Callenwolde Center for the Arts, The Atlanta College of Art, and Atlanta Jeweler's School and Studios. Pippit works in several mediums: including acrylics, watercolor, drawing, clay, sculpture, and jewelry. A Multicultural influence is evident in her work reflecting a diverse heritage of Iroquois Indian, Hawaiian, Russian Jewish, and French Canadian. Exhibiting an awareness of social responsibility Pippit has mentored artists with mental illness in a psychosocial rehabilitation program she developed called Artvision. She has been involved in a number of volunteer efforts and has donated art items to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Pippit has sold and exhibited her art at the following stores/galleries; Star Sapphire Oz Gallery Dragonfly Gallery The Spruill Center Gallery The Millennium Art Co-op Anna's Wardrobe Topaz Gallery "I approach each piece as a living being with a soul. If I can convey this essence to the viewer and have it speak to them on a deeper level then I have done what I've set out to do. I want my work to be more than merely an accessory; but something treasured with special meaning to the buyer, not necessarily in words, but in the same way you know it's true love." Pippit Carlington's work can be seen at her etsy store: http://Giftbearer.etsy.com And at her blog: http://Artlifenewsblog.blogspot.com The Holidays are now upon us and if you are looking for beautiful, unique, elegant jewelry pieces, one-of-a-kind then please visit Giftbearer.