Cackie Trippe McCarty
was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and had the good fortune to grow up in a home that had the best of two worlds: the woods and the water. As a child, the natural world became a powerful source of inspiration, comfort, and awe. Without being conscious of it at the time, she inherently become a visually driven soul.
At college, as an art history major, she became passionate about photography. A lifelong introvert, she turned her natural penchant for being an observer to good use. For her, a picture tells a story without having to find the words to do so.
About a year after college Cackie moved to Richmond, Virginia where she has since resided. Within two weeks of her arrival, she went to work in the photography/camera business for the next 24 years. Feeling a bit burned out, Cackie turned to working in the antiques business for 10 incredibly fun years.
In 2009, Cackie started her own line of greeting cards, Glittermoon Cards, which are based on her photography. She has been an artist-in-residence at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond and a Country Living (Magazine) Fair artisan since 2011.
In 2011, Cackie launched Glittermoon Vintage Christmas: unique designs made from vintage ornaments and decorations. Her wreaths and topiaries have a national following and have been shipped all over the continental USA. She is an artisan for Beekman 1802 based in update NY, has been featured in R Home Magazine (November 2014) and the Los Angeles Times (December 2015). Her piece, Vintage Christmas was featured in Cottages and Bungalows Magazine's special "Holiday Decor" issue (September 2019). Mariah Carey owns one of her wreaths - a pink one, naturally.
When not making art in her home workshop, Cackie is either on the show circuit, in her garden, or dreaming about a trip abroad. Please visit her websites: www.glittermooncards.com and www.glittermoonvintagexmas.com