We are excited to announce the return of the Muggles Market, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This year’s theme is Muggles Market: Love and Plunder, combining our adoration of pirates and love. As usual, you have a wonderful opportunity to get to know our artists, writers, artisans, and entertainment through our Muggles Market Spotlights.
Christina Upchurch of Pink Clouds Art is a new artisan with the Muggles Markets. We asked them a few questions about their life, work, and what treasures they’ll be bringing to Muggles Market: Love and Plunder.
Please tell us all about the plunder you’ll be bringing to Muggles Market.
I’ll have plenty of Harry Potter house themed bookmarks, keychains, trays, and paintings. I also have a variety of Demon Slayer and Pokémon items. I use a lot of real flowers and crystals in my work. I love to incorporate the moon, fairies, unicorns, winged creatures, mushrooms, and all things delightful and magical!
How did you get started making your glorious plunder?
I’ve been painting since I was in my teens, but I went down the rabbit hole with resin during the quarantine. It’s such a cool medium to work with and permanently preserve otherwise biodegradable items in. I get to work with shiny, beautiful things everyday!
What’s an item you are bringing that you are really excited about?
My Slytherin house themed car suncatchers are one of my all time favorite designs!
What else would you like everyone to know about your wares?
Everything is handmade and designed by me, locally with earth friendly, sustainable and recycling practices in place.
What’s your favorite love or pirate story and why?
The first things, (way too indecisive to choose one) , that comes to mind when I read this question are Lisey’s Story by Stephen King, “What Dreams May Come” (the film) by Richard Mathesin, and my own personal love story. I love a union that is steeped in supernatural and otherworldly connection, and so binding that you would literally traverse hell for it – a bond that can’t be explained with mere mortal words and descriptions. This is the kind of love I’ve been lucky enough to experience in my own world. :))
You can find Pink Clouds Art on the interwebs!
And, of course, you will meet them in person at Muggles Market: Love and Plunder on Sunday February 5, 2023 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Queen’s Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210! It’s always a good time for pirates! So dress in your finest, sea-worthy garb, and come check out these awesome treasures!