As a blogger for Spellbinders, my hope was that I could introduce a host of new tools and techniques to my mixed media crew and that my mixed media style might rub off on the scrapbookers and card makers as well. This idea of crossing boundaries and blending creative approaches is my way of addressing the exclusivity and snobbery I have sometimes encountered within the art world. I sincerely believe that creativity belongs to everybody and that we all have talents to share.
As I look back upon my experience of the past year, I am extremely gratified to have been connected with such an innovative company filled with talented, dedicated and inspiring people. I now count die cuts, texture plates, embossing folders, and bezels among my mixed media arsenal. I have grown as an artist and creative individual as a result. I have been introduced to an entirely new world within the craft community and am now a designer member of the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association). And the feedback I have received from others suggests that more and more people are in fact exploring beyond.
Part of my role with Spellbinders has been to post step-by-step tutorials of the artwork I create that includes their products. As my one year anniversary approaches, I have created a blog page that includes images of many of the pieces I have created and links to their original tutorials. That reference can be found here and will always be available by clicking on the "Spellbinders" link just below my blog header.