Nessie Craft is my little corner of the web – my place to display! Whether its junk journals, cards, mixed media art, or other papercrafts, I hope I have something to intrigue you. You’ll find galleries of my art, broken down by type, and opportunities to purchase a piece, should you desire to. You’ll also find my blog.
Hopefully my blog will be a little like my mixed media art – a bit of everything! You’ll find musings from me about art and techniques, be able to browse and find something beautiful to look at, information about a new technique, or a new artist to follow. I didn’t want to narrow my focus to only junk journals or only cards. Most artists I know dabble in many things, and this is no different! I’ve been a teacher for over 10 years, so teaching others how to do something comes naturally. Only instead of physics and engineering, here I’m teaching art!
I have always done art. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Art & Visual Technology, I taught graphics, and generally love art. Its my therapy and my happy place. I also love to write! I’m a published author and currently a high school librarian. Journals and crafting have always been my place where these two things meet. Where I can combine art and text into something I love, and help others to discover their artistic passions at the same time.
Nessie Craft came about slowly. I’d picked out the name and wanted to post a professional art portfolio and online store for awhile, but kept putting it off. I made things for friends, family, and coworkers, but I wasn’t sure anyone would love my creations as much as I did. After some personal tragedies, I needed something to focus on in the evenings and weekends. Art has always been my way of coping, and this time I really, really needed that creativity to help keep busy and work my way through things. Art became my focus.
At first, it was a method of dealing with life. But I’ve rediscovered the passion I had for creating art, and sharing that with others. I have played with teaching art classes and had a few technique articles published a long, long time ago. Now I have the opportunity to take that up again, and I’m very excited for the possibilities that this website presents. You’ll find posts about different creations, techniques, and tutorials, as well as a place to show the world my art. I want to be able to help others create art and learn new techniques and tips, and empower them to make any type of art they want.
I hope you will take a look around and enjoy what you find here. There are a million places you could be browsing on the interwebs, and I’m thrilled you decided to stop and take a rest here. I also love talking with readers and other crafters and artists, so I hope that you will take a moment to say hello over social media or email. And don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter, so you won’t miss any of the extra goodies or posts from the site!
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