Margaret and Tom Donnelly are artists an as well as professionals in the technology industry who moved from their hustle-and-bustle life in Silicon Valley to the serenity of Southern New Hampshire.
Margaret Donnelly – Jewelry & Mixed Media Artist
Margaret’s “second” career as an artist and designer was born out of the desire to send personalized greeting cards to family and friends. She discovered the art of rubber stamping and began sending handmade cards. This soon launched her career as a designer and instructor and quickly expanded to other mediums. Margaret is currently obsessed with Polymer Clay and served previously as Vice President of the South Bay Polymer Clay Guild. Less than a year after working in the medium, Margaret won 2nd place in Kato Polyclay’s annual invitation-only contest. Margaret currently sells her jewelry locally (and Internationally–people literally keep buying her jewelry off her neck when she’s traveling!). Margaret’s “day job” is as Founder/Owner of Creativity Coffee Marketing, a Content and Social Marketing Consultancy. Before Creativity Coffee, Margaret was a principal and VP of Marketing & Business Development at JitterJam, a SocialCRM start-up company in Bedford, NH that was sold to Meltwater Group in 2011.
Tom Donnelly – Woodturner
Tom’s obsession with wood is well-known. He even drives around neighborhoods looking for stacks of wood from felled trees. Tom’s “second” career as a woodturner has kept the family well stocked with gorgeous bowls, vases and other functional and artistic objects. Tom’s bowls are finished simply to preserve the natural beauty of the wood, and his eye for design and form enhance that beauty. Tom currently sells his turnings locally and has pieces in private collections in the U.S. in Massachusetts, California, Hawaii and Texas, and in International collections in Canada, Germany and Japan. Tom retired from his career as a technology Product Marketing Manager in 2012.