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I am a long time scrapbooker who has branched out into the world of papermaking and mixed media. With two grown children, this is the perfect way to
repurpose many of those items that I already own. Handmade paper can be used
for scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and so much more! I look forward
to sharing those projects with you as a Design Team Member for Arnold
Since childhood, I am happiest when I have paint and glue on my hands! Playing with new products and getting messy is time well spent in my book. I create a variety of mix media signs, cards, and altered art, and my creative style ranges from cute and fun to clean and simple which I sell in a local gallery called the Art MoB. My latest passion is art journaling, typography and making hand made paper. My grandest achievement so far has been my being commissioned to paint huge fiber glass bears which are auctioned off for charity. When I am not crafting, I am photographing wildlife and hiking through our lovely North Carolina mountains. I am 57 years old, single and deliriously happy checking off my bucket list as I go along in life
Anne Rita Taylor
Anne Rita Taylor is a Mixed Media artist and published writer. Her current interests center around paper crafting, including using handmade paper to produce artists books; carving images to make prints and using her calligraphy.
Anne studied French Culture and Art at The Sorbonne, University of Paris on a scholarship as she completed her multidisciplinary undergraduate degree from The City University of New York.
She has published art and non-fiction articles (Bound & Lettered; RubberStampMadness) about her art activities. In 2012 Anne was awarded a Scholarship from the Houston Calligraphy Guild; in 2013 Anne was awarded a Writers Scholarship from the Women in Visual & Literary Arts in Houston, Texas.
Donna Simmons Lueders
I love crafting of any type. I started out making cards years ago and ventured out from there. I used to do cross-stitch when I was younger but no longer. I love to paint, draw, play with paper (handmade is great) and create something with it. I am into mixed media and abstract painting but it changes constantly. I went to college for business and accounting and managed a store for 15 years. Am now working as a shift lead at a large well-known store. I am married and have 3 grown children and 3 grandkids that I love to spend time with. When not crafting I love to spend my time outdoors and taking small day trips.