Signature Site: www.papercanteen.com
Past Design Work:
· Tiddly Inks - Designer:
· Designer - Simply Betty Stamps
· Designer - Smeared Ink
· Senior Designer – Queen Kat Designs
· Designer and Design Team Coordinator – Robyn’s Fetish
· Designer and Tutorial Writer – The Character Café –
Guest Designer Positions:
- My Favorite Things
· February 2011 – Gauche Alchemy
· January 2011 – Off The Wall Craftiness
Art runs in my blood. I have been doing fine art, crafting, sewing, knitting, collaging and photography for as long as I remember. For my Mother was a lover of the fine arts, particularly oil painting. I vividly remember making book report covers in elementary school (with a little help from her) using charcoal to make etchings and then shading them in with colored pastel chalks. I used to sneak into the living room and pour over the coffee table books on Van Gogh, Cassatt, Manet, Degas, Monet, and Renoir. As the years went on my styles changed constantly.
In college I seriously studied Fine Art, Art History, and Costume History along with Fine Art restoration and preservation. I am now a stay at home, 38 year old Mother of 3 super, extra delicious, fantastic children ages 9, 8 and 18 months; I have a loving and supportive husband of 17 years along with an awesome dog.
I have always loved making things with my hands. I find, specifically with cards and alterable projects that having a smaller “canvas” to work with is much less intimidating than having a huge piece of stretched art canvas standing on an easel in front of you…which is why I never had tremendous luck in the art of oil painting (too intimidating!).
I LOVE working with a team as it helps to foster inspiration and camaraderie between all of us in this fabulous industry. I intensely love participating in any challenge that I'm given. I multi-task extremely well and am able to meet deadlines ahead of time.
Very fondly and with many Crafty Hugs!