I am an artist, crafter, teacher and writer, as well as a marketing consultant for solopreneurs and small businesses. I’ve worked as a designer in the craft industry for many years and I serve as President of the Concord Art Association.
Currently I’m working in mixed media and collage. My art is often inspired by my feelings about what is currently happening around me. I enjoy experimenting with abstract themes, using a more graphic or geometric structure. “Geometric abstraction” is close to the style of art I aspire to make – but with loads of texture! I also enjoy blurring the lines between “art” and “craft.”
I grew up in a very creative environment – my mother painted in oils and my father was great with do-it-yourself projects and woodworking. My grandmother taught me how to sew and embroider, and my godparents taught me about jewelry-making and other crafts. I enjoyed taking classes in drawing, painting, music and dance as a child, but I was focused more on my career as an adult. Thankfully many aspects of my work in marketing were very creative – from graphic design and copywriting to developing promotions and engaging customers. I started working in the craft industry in 2006, and in 2008 I discovered blogging – from there my creativity really blossomed.

My craft project designs have been published in several compilation books and magazines. I have authored two craft project books of my own – Craft Your Stash and Stylish Craft Foam ProjectsI’ve designed projects and video tutorials for many manufacturers of art and craft products, and I’ve written and designed for several major craft publications and websites. I was also part of a winning duo on TLC’s reality TV show, Craft Wars, which aired nationally in 2012 and internationally in 2013. I teach a variety of mixed media and DIY workshops for retailers, shows, organizations or private studios. 
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