A high school drop-out who had her first child at 18, many would not have given her much chance at a happy and successful life.
But Richardson bucked the odds.
The giant metal sunflower blooming outside Angel Richardson’s shop, Angel’s Cut Upz, is a tip-off to the sunny disposition of its owner and the whimsical homemade goods she sells inside the cozy Main Street boutique.
Richardson’s husband, a welder and metal worker, made the sign she hopes will catch the eye of Main Street drivers whizzing by.
Born and raised in Reisterstown, Richardson recently turned a life-long passion for making things into a business that highlights her talent for recognizing the possibilities in unlikely combinations.
“I’ve always made stuff,” she said at her shop at 227 Main St. “When I was a little kid I’d take tube socks, cut the ends off and make Barbie dresses. I’ve always been creative.”
She began a few years ago peddling hand-made book marks resembling tiny pairs of jeans to shops, while selling hand-made clothing and accessories to friends. (See full story click HERE)