Fall is my favorite time of the year! I've been feeling very creative and with Halloween just around the corner, inspiration is everywhere.
I've been creating ATC's ( Artist Trading Cards) for a few years. The idea behind them is to trade your art with other artists. So I have joined a swap group on "Creative Souls"
Each month we have a new theme and we are assigned partners to swap with. I've received some really
beautiful pieces from people all over theUnited States. Connecting with other artists that share the same interest is great,and I learn a lot from these women in my ATC group. For example I didn't realize that they could be sold if they were labeled ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals). This is an art format that started on ebay a couple of years ago. ACEO's can sell anywhere from $1.00 to over $100 or more!
I was born and raised in southern Michigan. I'm blessed with three children, two boys and a girl that range in age from 22-30. I've been married to a wonderful man for the last 24 years. He's been very supportive of my art and has always encourged my artistic pursuits. Even though I have a fine arts degree I still consider myself largely a self taught mixed media artist. Inspiration for my art comes from many different places. Old family photos, my children, pets, and especially our garden, it's a passion that both Thom and I share.