Suzanne: Professional Trainer, Potter, Egg Decorating Artist & Friend.

Suzanne: Professional Trainer, Potter, Egg Decorating Artist & Friend.

I would like you to meet my friend Suzanne. Suzanne is a potter, an egg decorating artist, a painter, a shoulder to lean on and a Great friend. We met in December of 2004 at work. Suzanne was hired as a new manager at my office and I worked in the call center at that time. She came to the call center to listen to live calls during her new hire training and I was her “buddy”. In early 2006, Suzanne and I both joined the Training Department and our friendship bloomed from there. Suzanne has many talents but since we are embarking on Easter I wanted to share with you some of her Amazing Eggs!   Who got you started on being creative? I think it’s in my DNA because both of my parents were creative and both of my sisters are too. My father was an officer in the Army so as an officer’s wife my mother was in charge of entertaining. She enjoyed learning new things and I remember her taking different art and cooking classes on a regular basis. She became a gourmet cook and a master flower arranger. I never really thought of my father as creative until you asked me this question. My father was a dentist and he made my mother’s wedding ring, and another 3 band ring symbolizing their three children. I guess he was creative after all. My sister Gail was so deft at oil painting that the local high school art teacher asked my parents if she could take classes with the high school students when she was only... read more

Angela: Writer, Painter, Photographer, Paper Crafter & Friend

I would like you to meet my friend Angela. She is a paper crafter, a writer, a photographer, a cross stitcher, a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister and a Great Friend. Angela and I met at church several years ago. We made up a core team that supported our Sunday school teachers along with my sister Sarah and our good friend Jacque. We were the creative minds behind the lessons and provided them with games, activities, worksheets and often craft ideas. When I thought about the creative people I know she was the first one to come to mind for paper crafting. She got me hooked on one of my favorite paper crafting tools, the Crop-a-Dile. I had a chance to sit down and talk with Angela about her creative process and here is what she had to say. Who got you started on being creative? My mom started me on my creative journey. She is a very clever woman. She is creative and crafty but most of all she has an attitude of “I can figure it out.” When I was growing up, she did everything from making dresses to repairing small appliances. If there was a way to make it work, Mom took care of it. When I think about who influenced my paper crafting, Betty Adams was one of my biggest influences.  She taught me that a simple shape can do so much. What are your creative outlets? Besides paper crafting, I like to write, cross-stitch, and paint. I have done some upholstery in the past and spend time with my camera as often as I can. Today... read more