Welcome Back from Us Tiddly Gals!

Happy New Year all!!  We do hope you've had a fantastic holiday season and one that has brought you much joy, love and reflection.

We've been super busy here at Tiddly Inks coming up with AMAZINGLY fun challenges, photos, tutorials and lots more for the upcoming year!!

Before we delve into another crafty year we want to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves.  My fabulous Challenge Blog Coordinator counterpart, Melissa and I are so excited and honored to be helping Christy with the Challenge Blog, Designing and Creating!

I'm Meredith. 

Art runs in my blood. I have been doing fine art, crafting, sewing, knitting, collaging and photography for as long as I remember. My Mother was a lover of the fine arts, particularly oil painting. I vividly remember making book report covers in elementary school (with a little help from her) using charcoal to make etchings and then shading them in with colored pastel chalks!!!  I used to sneak into the living room and pour over the coffee table books on Van Gogh, Cassatt, Manet, Degas, Monet, and Renoir. As the years went on my styles changed constantly.

In college I studied Fine Art, Art History, and Costume History along with Fine Art restoration and preservation. I am now a stay at home, 37 year old Mother of 2 super, extra delicious, fantastic children ages 6 and 4.5 respectively; I have a loving and supportive husband of 14 years along with a gorgeous dog, Katie. I have always loved making things with my hands.  I find, specifically with cards and alterable projects that having a smaller “canvas” to work with is much less intimidating than having a huge piece of stretched art canvas standing on an easel in front of you…which is why I never had tremendous luck in the art of oil painting (too intimidating!). I’ve also ALWAYS been drawn to mixed media projects which are why cards, alterables, scrapbooks, etc fit perfectly into my creative vibe!!!

I am beyond thrilled to be working with Christy, Melissa and all of the amazingly talented Design Team Members here at Tiddly Inks!!

I'm Melissa.

I'm a pretty simple gal and I think that's reflected in most of my designs.  I really enjoy my time at my craft table even when it's hectic with my wonderful husband and two sweet girls (7 and 1) running around.  Since I can remember I've been doodling, painting, and thoroughly enjoying anything crafty and artistic.  However, this is the first time in my life that I am actually creating something on a daily basis.  I fell in love with Tiddly Ink images because of another wonderful design team member Donna Mundinger.  After seeing Donna's creations with Tiddly Inks I couldn't stay away.  I can't wait for the new challenges to begin and to work with Christy and Meredith over the next year and to get to know all of you better.  Here's to a Happy and Healthy New Year.


Tracy Jedi said...

Hey Tiddly Gals! Aw, it is so nice to get to know you guys! I'm looking forward to the challenges this year and getting to know everyone better!
Meredith, I love the fine arts too...especially the Impressionists! Degas and Seurat are my all time fav's. I wanted to study art history, criticism, & conservation but it didn't end up working out.
Melissa, I am so glad that you are creating on a daily basis because like Donna...you inspire me! Miss chatting with ya on PCP!
Hugs, Tracy

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Hi ladies! :) So glad to see you----in all your cuteness. :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Love seeing and hearing more about my DT sisters. So excited about the upcoming challenges and gosh Melissa, aren't you sweet to me! xxD