Journals have always been my joy. I love to write and make art, and I love to make journals that others can enjoy.
When I was a young girl, my mom would have me sit on the front porch, each summer day, and teach me embroidery, drawing, or some other art. Sometimes as a young girl it was hard to sit for an hour while my friends were playing. Today, I am glad for the lessons I learned. I am very thankful.
The first journal I ever made, I made as a young girl. It was a gift. I enjoyed so much watching the receiver’s face light up when they opened my heartfelt gift.
I have a strong belief that gifts are from the heart. And my art is very much in my heart.
Journals are now my main focus. I started Crimson Cricket to showcase my art, and to connect with fellow artists. Crimson Cricket was formed in 2010. It has been my dream to turn my life’s passion into a business where I can share my gifts with the world.
I’m a craft junkie. I make felted flowers from wool roving, polymer clay sculptures, and mini microscope paintings.
My art journal is a place to explore my ideas and to practice new techniques. Sometimes I use my journal as a place to sort out my emotions, but I do so by painting over my words in gesso, or using symbolism that I only know the meaning.