Marilyn B. Hughes
LCD/CV DT Manager
You can check out Marilyn's art here:
Hi everyone. I’m a 48 year old married mother of one, living in south Louisiana and I do a little bit of everything. I like working in miniature, have been know to costume a few dolls, am an avid reader and of course, I love stamping. I’ve been working with mixed media for about six years or so, starting out in the very beginning with ATCs and progressing from there. While I do still create a lot of ATCs, I also create tags, inchies, canvases, art journals, and alter anything and everything. My style is really all over the place, though I lean toward clean lines and a more traditional style. I’m now experimenting with creating layouts in a small format and using stamped images and collage sheets instead of photographs.
Over the past 5 years, I’ve been a designer for Gauche Alchemy, Basically Bare, Art Anthology, Gecko Galz, and Technique Junkies. I’ve also guest designed for Viva Las VegaStamps and Alpha Stamps (twice), and was on a (now defunct) challenge team for a while. I’m also a Designer Member of AFCI, occasionally design for Designer Crafts Connection, and am the proud owner of the Yahoo Group, Art for the Creative Mind.
Hi everyone! I'm Paula, a professional touring and recording musician based in Atlanta. My music gigs take me all over the country and sometimes to fun parts of the world I never would see otherwise! I play historical harps--copies of instruments that were in use in the 1500s-1700s mostly.
When I'm not on the road for gigs I enjoy expressing creativity via stamping, collage, and altered and mixed media art. I started my art journey as a young adult, when I was a professional calligrapher active on the national scene; I taught classes and workshops, took commissions from companies like Coca-Cola, and had work published in the Speedball Lettering Textbook and various editions of The Calligrapher's Engagement Calendar. My musical education pulled me away from the visual arts for a while, but later I came back reincarnated as an avid stamper, and was published in The Stamper's Sampler and other Somerset publications. Motherhood and the demands of my music career took me away from the art world again for several years, but now I am back with a vengeance and thrilled to be adventuring in the world of mixed media, with my stamping featuring prominently in my work (along with an occasional soupçon of calligraphy).
My husband and I have two adolescent kids, a daughter and a son, who astonish me pretty much daily. We also have two purebred cats, a (mink) Tonkinese girl and a (marble) Bengal boy, who are slightly less astonishing but still pretty fun. What else?... Oh, I'm Swedish-American and lived in the Stockholm area for several years. The expatriate community is my tribe!
Other things in my life include tennis--I am an avid player myself as well as a rabid fan of pro tennis, and I usually am playing in a couple of leagues at any given time. I also love perfume, especially scents from niche and indie perfume houses, and have at long last recently arrived at the realization that a person can wear only so much perfume in her life :( I'm working at wearing the hell out of my perfume collection these days and really really really trying hard not to acquire more! (Really!!)
Lindsay is a freelance designer and artist who enjoys watercolor painting, rubber stamping, scrapbooking and mixed media art.
She can be found creating daily videos on YouTube - The Frugal Crafter and craft projects on her blog TheFrugalCrafter. Lindsay also writes a column for Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine. Lindsay lives in Maine with her wonderful husband, son and twin daughters.
I design for Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine - Lindsay's Stamp Stuff @ MyGrafico, Lost Coast Designs, About Art Accents, Pink Persimmon, I Letraset Markers AND Sure Cuts a LOT software!