Today I am here to introduce you the next member of the Anything But Cute design team. I have been following Sara Emily's work for some time now and not only is she a dear friend but she is talented beyond all get out! Please hang around and learn a little bit more about this wonderful artist and see some of her one-of-kind mixed media creations!
My name is Sara Emily Barker, and I live about 7 miles from the most beautiful beach on the Eastern Coast of USA, in Wilmington, NC. I am married and have 16 year old boy/girl twins, and two identical cats.
I am a "retired" Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, but am now self employed as a gardener, Organizer and Personal Assistant. I have been blogging since March 2014, but have been crafty as long as I can remember. I've enjoyed painting, sculpting, stained glass, scrap booking, up-cycling furniture and other found goodies, and most recently paper crafting and card making. I started card making as a way to help a relative get through a long illness--making and sending a card every day for 18 months! Having gotten a little burnt out on that, I've found my true passion--mixed media/altering found objects. Oh, I do an occasional card, but can't help but layer it on, even with a card! Here are a few of my favorite's since I've started blogging.
Sara Emily has picked out a few of her favourite mixed media projects to share with us today. Her creativity knows no bounds and her projects are truly unique and beautiful!
Time Flies August 2014
This was my first canvas, and it's a favorite because I really had to think outside the box to depict how time flies. I also love the Dr. Seuss poem I used.
12 Tags of 2014 March 2015
I created this in just four days, and accomplished my goal to complete Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014, although a little late to the party! So many great techniques to try on this sampler.
Plan B September 2014
I'm a collector of vintage sewing gear, so I had a blast making a box to stash it all--well, not ALL! I made decorated folders to keep things organized inside. It was great fun to include some of my collection in the design, too! This is one of those things you have to visit my blog to see it all.
Dream On October 2014
This is a favorite, because I LOVE Halloween, and this was my most meaningful example of my Halloween projects. I had the best time creating this out of an old bird house. Another piece you need to visit my blog to see it all.
Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 January 2015
My absolute favorite! I made this Valentine out of a cigar box lid for my lovely daughter and giggled the entire time I was working on it, knowing how much she was going to love it! Every single thing on it has special meaning to her. This is why I create!
Well, I think you will agree that Sara Emily is a mixed media artist that can pull a rabbit out of a hat, I am just so excited to see what she comes up with for our challenges!
Please come and visit us again on Thursday, April 23rd when we introduce our next Design Team member, and don't forget to hit that Follow button while you're here!
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