I'm here with a wonderful task which is to introduce our new Design Team Member!
I received emails from so many talented artists and crafters out there. I'd like to thank to those who applied for the position. It was a real honour to have met you. It is probably no surprise when I say it was the most difficult job ever! Not only that I am terribly indecisive, but to pick just one or two out of all of the wonderfully talented people was nearly impossible. The emails started arriving and I was thinking more and more... 'oh, oh.. what have I done! I want to invite all of these ladies!!!''
But I look at our team and I saw something really special. You know what it was? I saw a VARIETY. I saw... UNIQUENESS... I saw.. AMBITION... and saw real LOVE for mixed media art. Then I decided to ask myself what was missing... I decided to set the feelings aside and realised that we were missing someone who would not only be a fabulous artist, but we were missing someone with a passion for scrapbooking. That's right! Scrapbooking has a huge space in the mixed media world out there so when this lovely lady contacted me it hit me! Not only that she is a scrapbooker, but she is a heck of a mixed media artist! I fell in love with her style, her sense of colour and textures, but she really seem like a sweet lady. And as you'll see from the image below she also is very beautiful!
Please, welcome our new Design Team member...
My name is Maria Lillepruun, I am 32 and I live in Tallinn, Estonia. I am a wife and a loving mom of a boy and a girl. I've been involved in mixed media art and scrapbooking for 2 years and I actually do it every day, it's my biggest passion. In real life I'm a conservator, I restore paintings and polychrome objects, so I know all about patina and rust :) I always create in Mixed Media, and my favourite styles are vintage and grunge, but I also love natural materials and childish colour blasts, so you can expect just anything from me. Most of all I love layouts and altered art. I also like to make notebooks.
My website is called Magic Attic Design and it is here: http://www.magicatticdesign.com/
I hope you are as excited as I am about Maria joining our team. Please fee free to say hi to Maria and give her a nice warm welcome. Please visit Maria's blog and take a peek at her gorgeous work. She is fabulously talented and you will find heaps of inspiration there. To speak of inspiration, here are a few piece Maria created....
So there you have it! How amazing are all of these creations?!
Thank you or agreeing to join us, Maria! I can't wait to see what you'll create for our challenges!
Dear friends, we will be back with a new challenge in February, but guess what?! You'll hear from me before then, because... I have ONE MORE NEW DT MEMBER to introduce! EEEEK! I know, exciting, right? I'll be back soon!
Big hugs to you all!