I am so excited and honoured to have been invited to be a guest on Ronda Palazzari’s Art Journal Conversations blog feature.
I first met Ronda at the Maya Road booth at CHA in Anaheim – I believe it was in 2011 – around the time that I had launched Paper Crafter’s Library. It was my first CHA and of course I was having the time of my life. I vividly remember when I first stepped into the Maya Road booth – I had never seen anything like it. The artwork showcasing the Maya Road products was outstanding – but I remember there was one particular artist’s work that absolutely captivated me.
I spent hours in the Maya Road booth soaking it all in, taking tons of photographs. Imagine my delight when I got to meet the artist. Of course I peppered her with questions about what mediums she had used and how she had done it. At the time I was still in the “totally captivated by, but scared to death of mixed media phase”. She was so patient and so friendly and she didn’t mind my questions at all. I was in awe of her.
That was my first experience meeting Ronda. Over the years since then I’ve followed Ronda’s blog and we’ve featured her a number of times as part of the Paper Crafter’s Library Featured Artist/Designer Spotlight. I consider Ronda to be one of my “art mentors” – as I’ve learned a lot in following her blog and reading her book and trying out what she has shared in my own artwork.
I would like to extend a big thanks to Ronda for her invitation. I hope you pop on over and check out the feature.