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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Featured Sponsor:
Nelly Eisenhower from Nelly's Junk Drawer

I am thrilled to share with you a bit of the art and life of
Nelly Eisenhower from Nelly's Junk Drawer.

I can tell you all the things I am; 
wife, mother, daughter, friend, accountant.  I have always been “crafty” so to speak.  
I have scrapbooked, collaged, knitted, sewn, you name it.  
I love making things and try every “craft” that comes my way.   

 I came across the blogosphere about 3 years ago searching out new things to make.  

In doing so, I discovered the wonderful world of mixed media.  
From that point I began taking classes by mixed media artists, Suzi Blu, 
Julie Prichard and Willowing online.  
I began falling in love with painting and mixed media. 

In 2010, I traveled to Seattle to attend Artfest.  

It was here that I discovered women living widely creative lives.  
Women making a living through creating and selling art.   
I could finally put into words what I truly want 
to be when I grow up….a full-time artist.   

2011 is the year I will begin to live out my dreams.  

It is time for me to make the micro movements necessary to bring my dreams to reality.  
Stop talking the talk and finally walk the walk.   

5 comments:

Anita Van Hal said...

Beautiful artwork! I'm with you this year Alma! I've been putting off so many "artful" things, and it is my desire as well to do art full-time...to again treat it as a vocation and my avocation...my first online class began yesterday and I'm so excited! I challenge us to see all our hopes and dreams come to fruition in 2011...I'll be keeping tabs!!! Can't wait to begin the Glossy Project!

Jeannie said...

I love Nelly's artwork. 2011 is going to be the year. The year I learn to let the child in me free. I am so looking forward to the Glossy Project. Thank you Alma!

Penney said...

I love your color palette Nelly! I'm headed to your Junk Drawer right now!

Herm said...

Also love Nelly's artwork, beautiful & colorful! Waiting for the Glossy project!

Heather said...

I love this Nelly!