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Friday, April 19, 2013

PAPERTRADERS BLOG HOP


I am so excited to participate the First Paper Traders Blog Hop. I hope it will be a way for you to get to know me and a few of the other group members better, see our art, and get a chance to win some nice prizes that are being offered along the way.  Maybe you'll even be inspired by what you see and want to join the group.

The Blog Hop will be open the entire weekend of April 19-21, 2013.  Be sure to start at the Paper Traders Art Blog here and follow the blog hop list of participating members below:

  1. Marion Bockelmann
  2. cathee s
  3. Gigi Lorenc
  4. Heather R
  5. Beckie Holso
  6. Amanda Evans
  7. Donna B Miller
  8. Cathy Calamas
  9. Sam Bonney
  10. Connie Holso
  11. Glenda Laing  you are here  and welcome.....
  12. Pam Colosimo

Each member will share a little bit about herself and offer either a handmade art piece or other quality prize that will be randomly awarded to blog readers who leave a warm, fuzzy comment.  Just comment below and provide a way for me to contact you and I will pick a randomly drawn name from those who leave a comment.  One entry per person, please.

Here is mine: Titled "Kookaburra"  probably will add a little bit of ephemera in the giveaway too :-)
Have fun on your journey and I hope you'll come back to visit me soon!

A little about me.... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander) who has been living in Australia for 7 years. We love it over here and probably will never go back to NZ :-)
I got into paperarts through becoming a Creative Memories Consultant and that led to me opening my own scrapbook shoppe in Wanganui where I was fast-tracked into learning stamping etc very fast. I saw a picture in a magazine of some stunning work done by Aussie Joy Bathie and I was hooked into Mixed media and ATCs. Never looked back since. Its been a learning curve with painting and that started with doing a course with Joy just after I moved over here, then my friend Bevlea ran some art retreats and I had the pleasure of meeting and doing classes with DJ Pettit (waving at ya Marion) twice even,  the painting and journals are still a learning curve. Over the years I have done many crafts from making children's clothes, knitting, macrame, basket weaving and the list goes on. I think about the only craft I never attempted was tatting, too fiddly for me. But!! Paperarts is now my passion for craft. I love it and seeing what others do and learning from them.
So thank you to all that have blogs etc out there that share their work and techniques...

21 comments:

Denise Taylor said...

Always great looking at your blog Glenda, what wonderful birds, when we lived in Brisbane, they always brought laughter, great artwork, Blessings

Donna B. Miller said...

I love the kookabura piece. Reminds me of my third grade music class where we learned to sing Waltzing Matilda. i am so jealous that you were able to attend the Finnabair class Oh, how I wish you would come to my part of the world.

fairyrocks said...

Good Friday morning from Canada to you. A bird native to your country. Spectacular art work. Australia is on my bucket list..I know it would take a year to travel around, but a girl can dream.
I will be seeing you at the Paper Traders, Keep smiling and creating

bockel24 said...

I love the fact that you´re giving away something so typical for your country, and it´s so lovely! (I´m still envious because of that DJ Pettit class you took ...)

Jo Murray said...

Yay!!!! A fellow Aussie. Lovely to connect via Paper Traders. I'll be browsing your blog this morning.

Pattie McClimans said...

Hello Glenda, I have added your blog to my bloglovin and will get all your posts. Love Paper Traders.

joy said...

Hi, Glenda! This blog hop has been very inspiring - I love your kookaburra painting!

Beckie Holso said...

Hi Glenda! I am very happy that you are a part of our group and that you decided to participate in the blog hop. Your little birdie is super cute!

michelle said...

Hi Glenda, nice to meet you ! love your art work ! have a wonderful weekend !

redjanfan said...

looks like you enjoy variety in your art experiences. Your little guys first day of school photos are priceless. Enjoy.

Amanda Evans said...

Hello,
You have a fun blog and I enjoyed visiting by the blog hop. Love your giveaway, such a fun art piece. Thanks for sharing.

Glenda said...

Thanks everybody for dropping by. Have enjoyed visiting your blogs etc.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Hey Glenda!! SO glad you were able to participate with us, Hope you are healing up fast. Love your kookaburra!!

Glenda said...

Hi Cathy, thanks for coming by. Am healing slowly. But surgeon is happy.

Cathee said...

Love your bird! bright and cheerful! Enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you better~ Cathee

Barbara DeLisle said...

enjoyed your blog-found it to be very interesting

paintedlady89 said...

Your Bio is great. Paper Arts is so fun! It's inspiring for me to know and share with others!
Gigi

Gill said...

I'm new here and I'm looking forward to reading some of your earlier posts!
Your kookaburra is fabulous!

stampgram said...

Love your fun blog. So fun to see all the art and learn a little about each of you. Thanks for joining, this was awesome.

Letha Richardson said...

Lovely blog, I enjoyed getting to know you a bit :)

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Glenda
thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment regarding my pyramid cards :o). OMG I MUST REMEMBER to come and spy on yr blog more often too as yr work is gorgeous. Love all your pages muchly.
hugs
Annette xxxx