I’m excited to announce my new Design Team. These wonderful, talented women are going to be working on tutorials and projects and ideas for Blue Twig Studio over the next 6 months. Each of them brings their own creative and passionate energy to the mix and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do. I urge you to visit their blogs (which are listed next to their names below) and support them too.
Here are the Design Team bios, in no particular order. I just want you to get to know them a little bit better and then watch for their tutorials and projects in the upcoming months.
Deborah Pace – http://dpavcreations.blogspot.com/
Deborah A. Pacé is an award winning Multi/Mixed Media Artist and Workshop Instructor. She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and Sulky Instructor. Deborah has been published in “ZenDoodles: Tons of Tangles” published by Northlight Books. She started in Fashion at the age of 12 and from there her interests and talents grew. She is not only a quilt artist & designer, but a fiber artist as well. Along with quilting, Deborah makes and sells jewelry and paper art. She is currently working on designing a Tangle Pattern Market Bag for sale in the near future. Her interests are always growing and she is always working and experimenting on new designs and learning new techniques. Deborah is a member of Toastmasters, Quilt Visions, WAC (Wearable Arts Connection), and volunteers at Steven’s Hope for Children.
Lynnita Knoch – http://lynnitaknoch.blogspot.com/
Lynnita Knoch, PhD, artist and quilter.
Currently a resident of Chandler, AZ, I enjoy being creative by doodling, painting, quilting and reading. Creativity is my therapy, while reading opens up many exciting worlds. Creativity started young, with both my grandmothers teaching me sewing and needle arts, while my mother encouraged drawing. I received ribbons at high school art fairs. Clothing design kept me busy into my mid-thirties. After reading Betty Edward’s Drawing on the Right-Side of the Brain, inspired to draw and paint, I joined an oil and colored pencil group, led by Leonard Baer, a retired illustrator. We exhibited our work at several venues around the Phoenix-metro area, where I was able to sell my artwork and receive commissions. Motivated by everyday experiences and nature to explore different mediums and various methods, my repertoire has expanded, which currently involves colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed-media, pen and ink, fibers and art quilts. Initially, thinking to enhance my quilting, I soon found Zentangles to be a fun, relaxing process for drawing exciting works of art.
My main goal is to create works of art that give me pleasure and to continue to sell, publish, and exhibit my work, as well as, teach others. However, having someone else be inspired by my artwork and sharing the joy creativity brings me would be the ultimate! Meanwhile, life continues on a path of creative discovery.
I’ve had four pieces of artwork published in Zen Doodles: Tons of Tangles edited by NorthLight, September 2013, with five more pieces being published in Zen Doodles: Oodles of Doodles edited by NorthLight, December 2014, where I am also a spotlight artist. I also hold a couple of patents and published several articles in engineering journals and presentations at conferences from when I worked in the semiconductor field.
I live with my wonderful husband, two ornery Jack Russell terriers, a huge aquarium of South African cichlids, and my husband’s reptiles. We have 3 grown children, two grandsons, two granddaughters, and a granddaughter excited to join us in Feb 2015.
Joy Hellman – https://joyscreativespace.wordpress.com/
Joy Hellman is a multimedia artist which means she works or plays with anything and everything creative. Currently she is exploring the beauty of Styrofoam and the alchemy of transforming “green” material into beautiful art which people wear. She is also starting back on creating her pipe cleaner art dolls and getting them ready for the holidays. People love her blessing and Heirloom angels, Fantasy Fairies, and now her Itsy Bitsys .
Joy also teaches art to children and adults and facilitates women’s creativity mixed media workshops and face book groups as well as online classes, art videos, and affirmation audio. As a creative coach, she also loves working with other inspiring dreamers to create their creative vision. Along with all that Joy Hellman loves to create and is inspired by life around her. She says ‘Creativity is my passion and it is what keeps me young at heart… Creativity is my joy.’
Kristin Peterson - http://alteredstatesstudio.blogspot.com/
My name is Kristin Peterson. I live in the midwest in a small rural town with my husband and kids. I am a third generation artist who prefers the abstract and mixed media. My usual medium is acrylic paints, however, I have been known to work in watercolor and some pastels. Sewing on anything, including paper, is also a passion. I love vintage books and enjoy working the papers into my art work. I have been on a variety of design teams and have multiple publications with one of my most recent, being featured on the cover of Cloth Paper Scissors as well as having my cards and technique featured in the magazine.
Stay tuned for posts from each of these lovely ladies in the near future. I know I am looking forward to getting to know them better and see their amazing work here at Blue Twig Studio.
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