Welcome to Kentucky Girl Designs! My name is Virginia Simpson-Magruder and I am a collage, altered book & journal, and jewelry artist living in Marin County, California. I teach collage and altered book workshops at my studio at the Novato Arts Center. In 2016 I will be offering two online e-courses: June 1st "Unleash Your Creative Magic through Altered Books" and my highly successful "Your Daily Creative Practice".
I also make one-of-a-kind pendants that I call "Oriels" -- small, wearable .collage artworks that are glass-encased, artfully hand-soldered, then decorated with special charms and beads. Check out my Wild Spirit Animal jewelry celebrating and featuring wild animals, and my custom work, featuring your loved animal companion.