Boxes, Makers

Crayon Hoarder and Creative Mixed Media Artist, Jenny Baio, Created Our Welcome Art for Eclectic Box Goods

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Mixed Media Artist, Jenny Baio, creates art for Eclectic Box Gods

In every subscription box we send out, we include an original piece of artwork from a maker.  We ask an artist to create a piece that goes with our theme.  We were thrilled when mixed media artist, Jenny Baio, agreed to create our Welcome Cactus Art

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Welcome Art- Eclectic Box Goods

that will go in every new subscriber’s box.


As a self describer, crayon hoarder, Jenny was thrilled this Christmas when her daughter gave her a 25-year old unopened box of commemorative Crayola Crayons.

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Jenny Baio’s 25-year old commemorative Crayola crayons

Of course, she said, I opened it right away and only one crayon was damaged.

Jenny paints, draws, sketches, colors, sews, embroiders and so much more. (And it is not everyone who can rock green gummy bear earrings, like Jenny does!)

At her full time job at a software company, in Chandler Arizona, she finds time to create welcoming seasonal and themed art to be enjoyed by all who

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Jenny Baio used recycled boxes used to create this Fall themed art

enter the building. She often creates this art without a  “budget”– using ordinary office supplies, tape, glue and repurposed or recycled goods like this “Radiate Gratitude” piece (made with recycled boxes) she created with a co-worker.

We love following her on instagram

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Art that is still in the works by Jenny Baio

@jennyabioartwork and seeing all that she creates.  She often posts a series of “in the works” photos and it is fascinating to watch her creative process.

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Pen and paint work by Jenny Baio

Every good has a maker.  Every maker has a story. Are you a maker? Or know a maker you would like us to feature? We would love to see what you make and tell your story.  Sign up to be a maker on our website.

About Us, Makers

Finding The Goods

Finding the right Goods  for you is just part of the fun of our jobs at Eclectic Box Goods.  In the past few months, we have been personally meeting with Makers in California, Arizona, Oregon, Kansas, Oklahoma, Utah and Hawaii.

We have found Makers and their Goods in flea markets, small shops, artisan fairs, pop-up shops, holiday boutiques, speciality shops as well as in the Maker’s living rooms and basements turned into studios and workshops and have even bought goods out of the trunk of a Makers car trunk.
One of our upcoming featured makers works and lives out of a 4,000 square foot warehouse in Wichita–he calls this space his “WareHome”.
Over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, we attended a swap meet in the Palm Springs, CA area and found “organic” jewelry artist, Lilla Artesanal. Lilla is from Mexico, and creates her earring from beans, seed pods and pits and hand-ties these items into one-of-a-kind earrings which are sure to be a topic of conversation the next time you wear them.
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“Organic” Earring maker, Lilla Artesanal
Here is also a quick video of Lilla explaining the “ingredients” of her unique earring designs.  We have added some of her goods in our Makers Marketplace.  Lilla can be found on Facebook at Lilla Artesanal.

We are continually on the search for eclectic and unique designs and hand crafted goods to add to our monthly boxes or to feature their goods in our Makers Marketplace. Are you a Maker? Know a Maker?  We’d love to talk!

We are excited for our very first box to be shipping later this month, we are calling it our “There’s No Place Like Home” box featuring artists and makers from the great state of Kansas.  We hope our hand selected goods will Brighten your Life and Home.