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Sparkle Sphere ornaments in 2012 “Stitch Craft Create”
Birdee Sculptures p.68 Mar/April 2012 “Cloth Paper Scissors”
Prim Bird Ornaments p.28 Mar/April 2012 “Create & Decorate”
Playful Penguins p.104 Nov/Dec/Jan 2012 “Art Doll Quarterly”
An artist who aspires to become a children's book illustrator. Stays young at heart and an avid daydreamer. When the weather permits, I enjoy visiting/biking on the nature trail near my house. Visiting the trail has brought me many hours of enjoyment and relaxation. My camera is usually by my side while on the trail. I like to try to find the small and unnoticeable as subjects for my photos. And of course flowers and plant life encompass many of my subjects.
I take pride in creating items with quality craftsmanship. I earned my BFA degree at UWO with an emphasis in drawing and sculpture. While attending school, I discovered my love of watercolors and sculpting with Apoxie Sculpt. This is when and where Lilly the Ladybug took shape and blossomed into a variety of subjects for my work. Both Lilly and I hope you enjoy the work of Lilly Bug Studio and discover, "the wonder of new things."
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Fall is my Favorite
What is your favorite season and why? I enjoy the warm colors of fall and the crisp air. There’s a feeling of slowing down and retreating as the summer shifts to autumn. Now that fall is here, I hope to get on the nature trail more often than the summer. I usually go out on the trail often during the summer but this year I didn’t go on as many rides because of the hot, humid, rainy weather. It was the one of the rainiest summers on the records for Wisconsin. As it gets closer to the start of fall, I see the hints of my favorite season, along the path and sites around me. It is a bittersweet moment, as I know well, what happens in Wisconsin after fall’s departure. I cringe at even the thought of the “s” word and I refuse to write it out in this post. Unfortunately, it will be here sooner than I’d like. I am going to miss being able to ride my bike out around the sites and sounds of nature, always welcoming me to a place to discover new things. My eyes are on the constant lookout for the smallest of details. I’m zipping along past some trees and bushes…..wait……wait…..what did I notice in the corner of my eye. Stop, back up!
There is a new discovery, look at those berries!
Next I stop within a tree tunnel and see these charming mushrooms
growing up the side of a tree trunk. How wonderful!
Tree tunnels are my favorite parts along the trail. Once fall is gone, I will have to say goodbye to the trail for another year until Spring arrives.