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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My First Entry.

Hello, my name is Dottie.  My favorite pastime is making personalized hand-made greeting cards.  I send my cards to family and friends, but I don't sell them.  My card making is a hobby that I thoroughly enjoy.  I've been asked many times if I would make cards to sell, but to accept orders and work under deadlines would negate my enjoyment and spontaneity.  When a hobby becomes a job it's no longer fun to me.

I have been a Donna Dewberry One Stroke Certified Instructor since 2004.  I used to teach painting classes at my local Hobby Lobby store and in my home studio, but that lost its luster.  I now only paint for my own pleasure.

My husband is an Electrical Contractor and during the winter months he and I make lots of fabulously scented soy candles to give as gifts to friends, family and to his customers and business associates. 

I belong to several card-making and Copic Marker groups.  That is why I have started this blog.  In all my groups the members share their works with each other through their blogs, but I didn't have one or know how to make one.  This blog was started so I could share my own creations with everyone else who has so graciously shared their art work with me.  The only reason I am able to do this is because my fifteen year old granddaughter is actually doing it for me.  I hope I am able to learn some things from her through the process and one day I may be able to continue this on my own.  I hope.