Thursday, April 18, 2013
Paper Traders Blog Hop
I am excited to participate the First Paper Traders Blog Hop. I hope it will be a way for you to get to know me and a few of the other group members better, see our art, and get a chance to win some nice prizes that are being offered along the way. Maybe you'll even be inspired by what you see and want to join the group. The Blog Hop will be open the entire weekend of April 19-21, 2013. Be sure to start at the Paper Traders Art Blog here http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/ and follow the blog hop list of participating members below: Each member will share a little bit about herself and offer either a handmade art piece or other quality prize that will be randomly awarded to blog readers who leave a warm, fuzzy comment. Just comment below and provide a way for me to contact you and I will pick a randomly drawn name from those who leave a comment. One entry per person, please. Have fun on your journey and I hope you'll come back to visit soon!
Just thought I'd tell you a bit about myself. I'm a librarian by day and a lover of art making by night and weekend. I began using rubber stamps almost solely in my work until I discovered collage and it felt as though I was "coming home". I think it is because I can tell a story with words and images. Collage led me to explore assemblage, altered books, encaustic, beeswax collage and art journaling. There is nothing I love more than sharing my artful passion with the children and teens at the library. I have a teen who tells me that art journaling "saved her life". She carries an actual discarded library book with her everywhere she goes and paints and collages and writes in it whenever she feels that she needs to express herself. This makes my heart sing.
My giveaway is two notebooks that I've altered. The pages inside are blank for you to add your own thoughts, your lists or whatever you desire.
I can't wait to "meet" all of you. Happy hopping.