By Holly Pilcavage - For Weekender

The NEPA Creative Series: Wilkes-Barre woman makes eclectic candles

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Sierra Marsh, of Wilkes-Barre, uses her creativity to make candles housed in vintage and eclectic containers.
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To Sierra, being creative means reaching beyond yourself. It means discovering parts of who you are and the space you inhabit — parts you never quite knew existed.
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    Sierra Marsh, of Wilkes-Barre, is the 39th #NEPACreative. She brings creativity to the area through candle making.

    Sierra’s soy candles are housed in reclaimed vintage jars, mugs, tins and containers.

    “It is my mission to only use containers that are eclectic and whimsical in nature. This key detail showcases my drive to create products that serve a purpose while experimenting with the unique relationship that exists between all things old and new,” Marsh explained. “I additionally incorporate a variety of dried botanicals and fruits into the creation of my products to add a sweet yet natural touch.”

    It is her focus to redefine the way candles are used by her customers. While the fragrances they share has the ability to create comfort, inspire good vibes and sustain memories, it is Sierra’s aim to create candles that are beautiful and add a personal, eclectic touch to any space.

    “I started making candles almost two years ago. At the time I had a college degree, no job, and an ever-growing vintage mug collection,” Marsh said. “I needed a creative outlet, and I craved a passion. Diving into candle making and developing Whimsy Wicks Candle Co. pushed me, kept me hungry, and satisfied my need to create.”

    To Sierra, being creative means reaching beyond yourself. It means discovering parts of who you are and the space you inhabit — parts you never quite knew existed. Being creative sometimes means being uncertain. It is passion and joy and risk and beauty. It means pushing your mind and body to develop something greater, something that lasts and matters.

    When being considered as an NEPA Creative, individuals are asked to explain how they bring creativity to the area, how long they have been doing it and why, and finally what being creative means to them. Once chosen, the next step is to bring each creative into CoalCreative’s studio space to be filmed for a 60 second video that is shared every Wednesday across all their social media platforms. The series plans to highlight all sorts of creatives throughout the rest of the year. There are no limits to who could be considered. Photographers, musicians, barbers, magicians, and improv artists are just a handful of the submissions CoalCreative has received thus far.

    Sierra Marsh, of Wilkes-Barre, uses her creativity to make candles housed in vintage and eclectic containers.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_FullSizeRender-Copy.jpgSierra Marsh, of Wilkes-Barre, uses her creativity to make candles housed in vintage and eclectic containers. Submitted photo

    To Sierra, being creative means reaching beyond yourself. It means discovering parts of who you are and the space you inhabit — parts you never quite knew existed.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_Sierra.jpgTo Sierra, being creative means reaching beyond yourself. It means discovering parts of who you are and the space you inhabit — parts you never quite knew existed. Submitted photo
    Wilkes-Barre woman makes eclectic candles

    By Holly Pilcavage

    For Weekender

    To be considered for the series, submit a consideration form at www.coalcreative.com/are-you-a-nepa-creative or send an email to holly@coalcreative.com.

    To be considered for the series, submit a consideration form at www.coalcreative.com/are-you-a-nepa-creative or send an email to holly@coalcreative.com.