Work of Megan NoŽl at Soul Food

Making a Beaded Doll



Megan NoŽl Artisan

"Megan Noel grew up on a sheep farm on Vashon Island, Washington, where she was surrounded by textile arts from a young age. She has been writing and drawing for most of her life, and has been creating with beads and mixed media for the past 12 years. Her current art interests include: art journaling, painting, drawing, beading, dollmaking, bookbinding, and assemblage art. Megan gets her inspiration from nature, mythology, and literature. When she is not beading Megan works for glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Megan's work has been published in the following magazines: Belle Armoire, Somerset Studio, Bead and Button, Beadwork, Legacy, & Soft Doll and Animal. Her work has also been published in 2 books, Bead Embellishment by Robin Atkins and Creating Cloth Dolls by Marthe Le Van. Her work is also scheduled to appear in the forthcoming Signatures from Stampington and Company. Her work has also appeared in various local and national shows. She publishes a quarterly Art Zine called Mysterium.

Megan has long been fascinated by crows, ravens, and other corvids.

Her artwork frequently features mysterious members of the Corvidae family. Last year she was fortunately enough to have a show at Turtle Press, a paper arts store in Seattle Washington. The show was called Corvidae and features a series of works on paper created by Megan Nol & featuring her beloved crows and ravens. In conjunction with the show she also created an illustrated zine called Corvidae which relates the history, mythology, and personal habits of the many striking members of this family of birds.

Megan is also learning to play the violin, a dream finally realized after 20 years. She suggests anyone with a lost dream do their best to recover it. It is not too late. Accompanying Megan on this adventure is Henry, a mid to late 19th century German violin made of unusual Birdseye maple."