and my E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
I adore the Art of Creativity with Anything—>just ask my Mom when I was a year old I was twisting toilet tissue around to make ‘paper dresses’! [ok, maybe Too much 411 there…oops! LOL ;]
Since the late 1980s [I know this makes me sound old…lol] I have created with graphics on my first designing computer the Atari and soon after upgraded to the Apple llGS! [Can I hear a chuckle? a laugh …HAHA]!
At the University of Hawaii in the 1990’s, I obtained three Certificates and an AA: Computer and Technology, Office management and Computer Information Systems.
From 1999-2003, I was Director of The Old Hotel Art Gallery where I worked with many artists of all mediums.
I left there to pursue my dream of owning my own shop-front and designed, sewed and sold children’s clothing and accessories. After the birth of my 5th child, I soon decided that I was not willing to raise my child [literally] under the retail counter. So I took up shop first on EBay, Etsy and finally my own online shop-where all my muses old and new reside.
During my creative journey I discovered Digital Art and went crazy with addiction. And for the last 4 years I have explored many mediums of my own. Including Digital Art, Fibers, Paint…and now with my first electronic cutter takes my creativity to a whole new level of expression.
Software’s and Peripherals I most use on a daily to weekly basis include: My Brother Scan N Cut2 650, My Brother Embroidery Sewing machine, myCameo personal cutter by Silhouette, my Sizzix Big Shot manual die cut machine, Photoshop CS3 [I know old school…go ahead and giggle], HP Printers, HP Laptop and others I use monthly and have knowledge are Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator and WordPress for blog usage.
I’m totally head-over-heels in love with the World of Paper and Everything that it includes. I consider myself a mixed-media crafter and digital artist.
I have had the honor of being a part of many Creative Teams some includes:
My Present/Past Paper Design Teams:
Carta Bella Paper Company August 2013-2014
Trendy Twine Guest August 2013
SilhouetteAmerica.com Guest Blogger August 2013
Fleurette Bloom Designs April 2013-October 2013
Lori Whitlock Guest Design Team November 2012
FotoBella Design Team October 2012-October 2013
Craftwell Design Team April 2012-November 2012
Paper Piecings by Nikki [PPbN] April 2012-September 2012
Blockheads Paper Arts Guest Designer Jan. 2012-March 2012
Little Yellow Bicycle Cyclist Team Oct. 2011
Craftwell Design Team Guest Designer Oct. 2011-March 2012
Kelliegh Ratzlaff 2010 [hybrid]
Biograffiti 2010 [hybrid]
My Present Artwork Challenge/Contest Wins and Recognized
My Mind’s Eye 3D Projects Featured 2013
Trendy Twine Paper Projects Featured 2013
SVGCuts 3D Paper Art Pieces Featured 2012-2013
Home Shopping Network [HSN] Craftwell-Centerpiece Mar 2012
Home Shopping Network [HSN] Craftwell-Stars and Mailbox Feb 2012
CraftySteals Sketch Challenge Feb 2012
HSN My Paper Art Aired on HSN Feb 2012
May Arts Vintage Valentine Challenge Entry Jan 2012
Echo Park Paper Co. ‘Holiday Card Winner’ Dec 2011
Graphic 45 Tag Challenge ‘Exploded Tag’ Dec 2011
Bo Bunny Fav Christmas Project ‘Gingerbread Chalet Villiage‘ Dec 2011
SplitCoastStampers’Favorites for the Week’ Gingerbread Chalet Villiage Dec 2011
Bo Bunny Tuesday Card Challenge ‘Sunflower OSH Card’ Oct. 2011
Graphic 45 Rejuvenation Challenge ‘Painters Can Fall Center Piece‘ Sept. 2011
Echo Park Paper Co. ‘Star Light Globe Project‘ 2nd place Sept. 2011
Bo Bunny ‘Back to School Contest’ Recognized ‘It’s Time to Read‘ Layout Sept. 2011
Little Yellow Bicycle ‘Head of the Class’ Challenge Aug. 2011
My Past Digital and Hybrid Teams:
Lorie Davison 2009-2011
Lily Designs 2009-2011
MK Designs 2009-2011
Jofia Devoe 2010-2011
Cinnamon Designs 2010
Catherine Designs 2009-2011
Kitty Designs 2010
Holly Designs 2010
My work has been Published and Aired on TV: in Digital Artist Magazine , Somerset Digital Studio Magazine, Somerset Memories Magazine, Scrapbooking.com Magazine, TDS and The Artisan Notebook and HSN Home Shopping Network.
I’ve also been in Creating Memories magazine. As well has my Sewing Art appeared and worn by Hostess Marie Keir on the QVC home shopping Network and Spokeswomen mom and daughter team of Publisher’s Clearing House.
I’m looking for a place to ‘hang my hat’ a place to call ‘home’ in the Art Industry!
I’m excited to find a fit and appreciate a company’s energy and management skills and the designs you wholeheartedly put your talent into and the ability of endless and unleashed creativity!
I have much to offer your team and I know my talents are useful anytime and can be utilized effectively within your team to better promote your company and your products!
Thank you for considering my talents to create for you- you can email me at email@example.com