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Midway, NC, United States
I retired from Bali Bras, Sara Lee Intimates. Married in Oct 1976. I love meeting new people so hope to hear from you. Drop me a line. I've been doing crafts of all kinds since I was a kid. I loved making things and especially things that are recycled. I had never stamped until 2001 when I went to a stamp class while on vacation. We went to a local store to buy the stamps we had used. OUCH. When we got home I saw a Stampin Up catalog and realized how much money I could save with their stamps and best part as they are sets that go together which makes for easy card making. After doing some thinking I decided I should sign up as a demo and see what happens. I didn't know the first thing about stamping and still learning. Retired from Sara Lee Intimates in Feb 2001. I was in sales after many years, since age 18, as an office person, secretary, office assistant, etc. I am out of Stamping Up since Spring 2017 but still have lots of supplies!!!! These days I'm back to quilting and having a great time.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Joan's vacation.... colored pencils

Well most of you know that I take this time off every year to just play and recharge.  Been doing some different things this year.  Trying my hand at Colored Pencils.  Check these out.  Still tweaking #1 and the other two are works in progress.    This is from a 1.5 hr. private class with Nan Klein.    Today I also met Jan Jones, Colored Pencil Artist as well as Donna Caputo who does I believe oils, colored pencils and I'm sure other art.    All these gals are good and hope some of their talent rubs off on me.
Of course I didn't have anything to practice on so I free handed this ???? Poinsetta to practice on. 
The leaves I'm still working on but again, I didn't have Nan's sketch of the leaves so I free hand copied them as best I could for an outline and now I'm filling in the color.    It's a relaxing hobby.   

Some of the work by the ladies mentioned above would make you question if it was a photograph.  They are good. 

This is another group I visited on vacation and it's all about artists helping each other.  I'm adding them to my blogs to check out.  artisthelpingartist.wordpress.com 

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