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greggsgoodies

Location

Muncie, IN, United States

Quick Blurb

I am a long time educator with a background in art. I was the one in Kindergarten who could draw trees that looked like trees

Interests

crafting, vintage, glass, copper, art nouveau, journaling, coasters, silhouettes, scherrenschnitte, jewelry, repurposed jewelry, paper, stamping, punches, paper flowers, masks, shadow boxes, altered books

Skills and Techniques

Book Binding, Glass and Foil, Creating Silhouettes, Repurposing Jewelry Making, Custom Shadowbox Work, Custom Altered Book Work, Creating suncatchers with glass

Find me online @:

http://greggsgoodies.blogspot.co… http://www.facebook.com/#!/profi…

Get to Know

After teaching elementary education for 26 years and then teaching education at the college level for 7 years, I decided to retire and go back to my first love, which is art. I seem to look for ideas everywhere I turn. I love challenges and so offering custom work has been a successful venture for me. On my Etsy site I have done more altered books and custom books than any other type of art. I do enjoy creating silhouettes and have over 40 designs I have created since beginning this business in 2008. The shop has a variety of items to choose from. If you enjoy journaling and would like the convenience of a small pocket-sized book, then you should look at the variety of mini-journaling books I have for sale. I've enjoyed creating blank cards as well with silhouettes done in the style of Scherenschnitte. I have several designs with blank insides for you to write as you wish. Along with the silhouette cards, I've begun creating cards with illustrations from the art nouveau period. My mother's music book (she's 80 now) is filled with wonderful color illustrations. So I transferred those digitally and have incorporated them into the cards I make. I use transparency material for each illustration and so it gives a unique look to the card with the shiney surface of the art nouveau illustration. I translated those transparency card ideas to glass hangings and coasters. Coasters can also be created with the silhouettes I've designed as well. Since I love landscaping with flowers, I have a passion for trying to create the look of a real flower while only using paper, except for the wire stem. I've been able to reproduce cosmos, purple cransbill, purple cone flower, daisies, delphiniums, and hydrangeas. And then too, another area I love is vintage. I have some things in this area to buy as is, while I may use vintage books to create altered books or repurposed jewelry. Along with vintage items, I love creating custom shadowboxes. The one I have to represent them is of my Aunt Freda. She was very dear to me and I created this shadowbox in duplicate for her sons, my cousins. They love the box! So I hope you will stop by from time to time and see what I have added.

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    A shadowbox of my Aunt Freda

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    An altered book I created for a customer to use for recording and showing her wonderful flowers.

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    One of my Celtic bracelets done in a figure eight pattern.

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    One of the Celtic watches I have designed.