Artist Stories

We are so excited to see people whose creativity gets "ignited" by having a purpose for their creative passion through Art 2 Heart!   Here are some of the creative hearts behind the unique products you find at Art 2 Heart...

After discovering a passion for art, freedom, and empowering women, Ashley started stamping metal pendants to support a training program for women at risk of being trafficked in India.  With Art 2 Heart's support, she traveled to visit the program in 2012, returning home with motivation to continue stamping for freedom and spreading awareness about human trafficking.  Ashley is just finishing her first year of college and is excited to work on more pendants over the summer. Ashley's heart for these women is reflected in the name of her product line, "Kalos Splanchna," which in Greek means "Beautiful Compassion."  These pendants are currently only available at the Gift Shop in Hamel.
The amazing heart and talent behind the Mostacillas de Fe product designs, Jen Swift is the local artist/designer and mom leading Art 2 Heart's Design and Development Team.  Jen's one-of-a-kind designs are published regularly in a number of artistic magazines and she has published her own book, "Creative Bloom:  Projects and Inspiration with Fabric and Wire."  In addition to the Mostacillas de Fe product line, Jen also creates and sells some of her own unique products at the Gift Shop in Hamel.