Newleafworks' Profile

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I got into contemporary design a few years ago by writing about it. I’ve been a national print and broadcast news journalist in Washington DC (former White House correspondent) for over 20 years, but I always freelanced so that I could write about the contemporary architecture and design I so love.

I couldn’t afford to decorate my place with the minimalist works wrote about, so I thought: “Hey, I can do this myself!” Okay, I soon discovered this was easier said than done, as any real artist will tell you. But I kept on creating and got hooked. I found I enjoyed doing something more tangible with my hands than typing. I started selling my wares in local shops and then went national with my debut at the International Gift Fair in NY in 2013. The enthusiastic response was more gratifying than any front page feature!

New Leaf Works is…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 1
  • Joined May 22, 2009

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Felt, alternative vinyl, minimalist prints, paper

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Newleafworks
New Leaf Works

About

I got into contemporary design a few years ago by writing about it. I’ve been a national print and broadcast news journalist in Washington DC (former White House correspondent) for over 20 years, but I always freelanced so that I could write about the contemporary architecture and design I so love.

I couldn’t afford to decorate my place with the minimalist works wrote about, so I thought: “Hey, I can do this myself!” Okay, I soon discovered this was easier said than done, as any real artist will tell you. But I kept on creating and got hooked. I found I enjoyed doing something more tangible with my hands than typing. I started selling my wares in local shops and then went national with my debut at the International Gift Fair in NY in 2013. The enthusiastic response was more gratifying than any front page feature!

New Leaf Works is named for both the organic bent of some of my designs as well as the turn in my career -- which works better than I'd ever dreamed!

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