January 31, 2012
Meet Guest Design Team Member Jean
Hi everyone my name’s Jean and I live in the UK, very near to the centre of England, in Solihull. I gave up work following a car accident when I was 56 and found painting and drawing passed the time during my recovery.
About 5 years ago I discovered paper crafting and scrap booking which has become a passion. I have 3 beautiful granddaughters who are a constant source of joy and material for my scrap booking. My style is a bit of an eclectic mix as I love trying new things. My bedroom is also my craft room and is filled with paper and crafting materials, many of which I‘ve either made or recycled.
I started up a craft club in September 2010 at our local community centre and I love it. I take all my own materials and share a happy couple of hours with 6-8 other ladies who don’t have the funds to buy things. This term I’m helping some of them to draw and paint too. Others are making cards or scrapbooks. My local Arts Centre is now interested in helping with some funding which is very encouraging.
I feel very honoured to be chosen as Guest Designer for February 2012. My NEW project, “Angels Meet“, was instigated when I had an Angel Tag from a Bloggy Friend at Christmas. I added the tag to a small wooden house which was NEW and decorated the rooms with different Angels and Angel quotes. The largest Angel in the recess, I made by covering a dolly peg with a hand cut out robe and wings in gold paper. I added a ruff and a halo in cream paper and drew a face on the top of the peg. I also added glass mosaic tiles behind which I’d never used before. It now lives on my bedroom wall.
Hope you like it. You can see more of my work at my Blog www.apaintaholicsprogress.blogspot.com