My name is Christy Sobolewski and I am an artist. I am primarily a painter of portraits. An avid art journal artist and altered book artist. I was born in South Florida and lived on our family sail boat until school age. I love Florida and believe it greatly influences my art. Most especially in my color palette of choice. I will be a Grandmother for the first time later this year and am the mom to two fuzzy kittehs! You can find Christy at http://gulfsprite.com
At 2 pm Eastern, Christy will be showing you some ideas for created backgrounds through to completed layouts using up scrapbook papers and other junk papers. I will also have a challenge for you and a giveaway on my website.
Stephanie Gagos is a healing coach and avid art journaler. She teaches the joy of being messy and playing with art and how we all have an inner child just longing to play creatively. She works with women healing from childhood pain, through art journaling and writing over at The Healing Truth Sanctuary.
Stephanie will be demonstrating portrait play at 4:30 pm Eastern.
Roberta Birnbaum Cohen loves art- anything art and there is no medium she will not try. Robi found crafting ‘later in her life’ – she almost failed Art class in High School. However, growing up in a home filled with laughter and love; and love for art, music, history, and languages must have had an impact on her. Robi has taken many courses in Art and Art History. She studied with internationally renowned watercolourist David McEown for several years, and has taken classes in sketching, acrylics, mixed media, drawing, metal working and stained glass. Painted glass trivets in a faux stained-glass style is one of her favourite creations. Paper crafts, including card making, occupies most of her time these days. Roberta is now a Classroom Instructor for Michaels Canada and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of arts and crafts with others. You can find Roberta at http://decorablesart.blogspot.com
Roberta is demonstrating the Creative Memories new border punch system AND sharing scrapbooking tips at 6 pm Eastern.
Kelly Donovan: I am a mother of 2 who enjoys every Arts and Craft out there! I am a self taught sewer, quilter, painter and mixed media artist. I love making dolls and teaching and supporting women to learn and reach their goals. You can find Kelly at http://knittingandthings.com/
Kelly is showing us how to make a paper bag album into a smashbook at noon Eastern.
Jessica Griffin is a busy crafter and craft designer having done work for Jessica Sprague, Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Pixie Dust Studio, Totally Stampalicious, Sakura Hobby Craft, The Stamping Boutique and many more!
She has been published in Scrap and Stamp magazine and Scrap Artist: The Muse. Jessica is certified at both the standard and intermediate levels in Copic markers. She can be found at: http://canyoupixelthis.com
Jessica will be demonstrating a basic alcohol marker ‘class.’ She’ll demo how to color an image from Pixie Dust Studio for Mothers Day and add some spice using Magical Micas from Lindys Stamp Gang at 3:30 pm Eastern.
Marlo Letterle is from ContainYa Crafts and the primary goal there is to provide quality merchandise at reasonable prices to customers and fellow crafters. Their job is to help you get organized so you can spend more time crafting and less time looking for items. As ContainYa Crafts grows they hope to offer customers more and more unique, top notch, craft storage products. Marlo can be found at http://www.scrapntoteblog.com/ and http://www.containyacrafts.com/
Marlo will be showing us a demo of her products the Scrap’n Easel and Scrap’n Easel-Ette AND will be giving away one of each! Her demo is at 10:45 am Eastern.
Rebecca Parsons is a Digital Mixed Media R-tiste and Designer. She is a Talk Show Host and Editor-in-Chief of Cre8tive Compass, Retreat Leader, Deliberate Creator, WEBucator, Communicator & Holistic Coach and Mentor to Artists. She is an award-winning artist and graphic designer, having won awards for design of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Her artwork has landed in The White House, the Smithsonian, in numerous magazines and opened the doors to appearances on HGTV, TLC, DIY and so much more. Rebecca is a featured Designer at FaveCrafts.com and is featured on Craft Gossip and Cresendoh. She is passionate about helping others embrace the creative soul within and create a life around their passion. She says “I believe that every dream is possible and possible is everywhere!” You can find Rebecca at http://cre8tivecompass.com/mag/
Rebecca will be the first of our demonstrators at 10 am Eastern, showing us how to make a weekend escape book.
It’s only 13 hours away folks! I hope I can sleep tonight because I am just so thrilled to be a part of this. Please join us tomorrow for all the fun, the learning, and the giveaways! Cyn