LuMiVa
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Craft – Detroit, MI

My Name is Branislava Dragovic. I am an art lover, adventurist, nature and animal enthusiast. I spent half of my life on the stage, I have an advanced degree in literature, I am an award-winning amateur photographer... and above all, I am a mother of three beautiful children. I have always been closely connected with the arts, and with my background, I have always found ways to express myself through different art forms. I was born and raised in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia, a beautiful country with a long history of very rich folk and fairy-tale tradition. I grew up listening to those fairy-tales and memorizing them. They made my childhood magical and have inspired me all my life. I immigrated to the United States in 2006 and began to work with children, and in that time I have also had 3 children of my own. With them I have tried to find ways to nurture love, creativity, and healthy development with an emphasis on the wonder and beauty of nature. This has led me to rediscover the fairy-tale spirit of my childhood and inspired me to start creating small pieces of art for my children. Eventually this passion progressed into producing Waldorf-inspired pieces for my children’s school, which resulted in much positive feedback and encouragement from others to start my own label of Waldorf-style needle felting artwork. My creations have been very fulfilling for me and I enjoy every moment that I put into them. I am happy to share my passion with you because I believe that sometimes we all need a little magic in our lives. ...more