Hello, my name is Karen Johnson and I’m a mixed media artist living in Derbyshire. I’m particularly interested in working with alcohol inks & acrylic paints; turning rescued wood & found objects into new decorative pieces, and creating jewellery using mouth watering gemstones & beads.
I’m inspired by the beauty of wild gardens, the sea & coast, and love colours and vibrancy, which is why I enjoy working with alcohol inks & acrylic paints so much. I also have a fondness for all things vintage, rustic and weathered!
All commission enquiries welcome – please use the contact page.
When I’m not immersed in a project, my idea of heaven is to sit in the garden with Dizzy, my black cat, a strong coffee and a good book 🙂
In other news I’m a semi professionally jazz singer and regularly perform at mostly private events with my jazz trio – see karen lake.co.uk for details.
I work under the name of Millie Moth Craft, and on this website you can see a selection of items – some of which are available to buy from my Etsy shop. I’m happy to take on commissions if there’s a project you have in mind, please contact me to discuss your requirements.
I sell my work at Design@44, Sadler Gate, Derby – a store which features cards, jewellery, giftware & homeware by amazing local designers. This is a fabulous shop to visit to if you’re in need of a quirky gift or something unique & stylish for your home! Find me upstairs near the window.
My jewellery is available from Handmade Design, Victoria Square, Ashbourne. This shop stocks some beautiful giftware well worth a visit this Christmas!
You can find me on social media as @milliemothcraft