Friday, March 27, 2009

The Virginia Team on Design Style Guide

Design Style Guide is an online handmade home décor presentation website with a unique focus on handmade home design products, services, and events that promotes quality handmade Home Decor items to Interior Designers and Decorators and like-minded buyers. DSG has recently allowed members to form regional teams and, of course, I joined the (Made in) Virginia Team. Our team is so new that there are only 6 members, but it already promises to be a lively bunch! With me in this group are Virginians Janice Alexander from JKADesigns, Tracy Gordon from NewDominionBlues, Lisa Walker from WhimsicalXpressions, and Laura Trevey. I plan to highlight these talented artists and their Etsy shops, beginning with Lisa.

Lisa makes cards, frames and decorated glass candle holders and containers. The most delightful thing about Lisa is her secret identity: Lisa's alter ego is the Easter Bunny. She works full time for the Parks and Recreation department and has the pleasure of giving free rein to her alter ego every year and entertaining old and young alike, along with her sidekick, Taylor, who happens to be a chipmunk.
Knowning this it will come as no surprise to hear that Lisa "likes a little whimsy." She is inspired most by color as well as her family and friends. Her wonderful crafts certainly show it.

Lisa reports that the most challenging part of working in her medium has to do with reactions between her materials (such as tissue paper and mod podge used to make her candle holders), which can be very frustrating. But she has her trusty dogs, a chocolate Lab and a Sheltie, to keep her company througout it all!
Please visit Lisa's shop on Etsy, as well as the Design Style Guide site!

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