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Occupation Mixed Media Artist, Designer, Certified Ranger Educator, Member of DecoArt's International Design Team
Location Springfield, Missouri, United States
Introduction I love creating & I have always dabbled in various art forms. Starting out as more of a paper crafter, I drifted toward the vintage/shabby chic genre. I adore the timelessness and familiar quality that vintage/heirloom pieces have. I believe in the power of curiosity as a means of expanding creativity. So I love experimenting with all sorts of mediums, adding them to my work until somewhere along the line, I transitioned into more of a mixed media artist. I adore the freedom that mixed media brings to explore texture, dimension and how different elements work with each other. From art journaling to books to home decor to canvases, there is a "fit" for everyone in mixed media. I am a passionate artist, teacher and blogger. I am a proud graduate of Ranger U and have created samples for CHA and also their blog. I have served on several design teams including Simon Says Stamp, A Vintage Journey and the Tim Holtz inspired Compendium of Curiosities Challenges. I have been a guest designer for several challenge blogs and also online stores. I am currently thrilled to be a member of DecoArt's International Design Team with several of my pieces being featured on their Mixed Media Blog.
Interests I adore teaching; sharing my passion for creating art and allowing my students to explore their own creativity and not be afraid to try new things. Blogging has literally opened the windows of the world to me. I have met some of the most amazing, talented people through blogging. I love being outdoors and soaking in the beautiful world around us. There is so much inspiration that can be found in the smallest things. I love spending time with my family and my four precious grandchildren. They are my heart. I am also passionate about creating my own Halloween and Christmas home decor pieces.
Favorite Movies Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Forrest Gump
Favorite Music I love several forms of music; some country, pop, instrumentals.
Favorite Books Tuesdays With Morrie, The Pillars of the Earth, Have A Little Faith