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http://www.etsy.com/shop/fairycardmaker
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A handmade greeting card or scrapbook with your handwritten message is your "paper presence". It brings you across space and time to put you in a room that is far away, long ago, or maybe in the future.

While cleaning out my mother's apartment after she died, I found some everyday, ordinary, handwritten notes. As I flipped the pages, my fingers felt the bumps in the paper and it made her feel tangible again. It was a piece of herself left behind that no one else could duplicate because a person's handwriting is unique. The Jim Henson movie, "The Dark Crystal", defined writing perfectly as "words that stay."

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  • Born on March 3
  • Joined June 14, 2010

Favorite materials

paper, clay, stone, beads

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About

Looking to SHOP? ENTER MY STORE HERE!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/fairycardmaker
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A handmade greeting card or scrapbook with your handwritten message is your "paper presence". It brings you across space and time to put you in a room that is far away, long ago, or maybe in the future.

While cleaning out my mother's apartment after she died, I found some everyday, ordinary, handwritten notes. As I flipped the pages, my fingers felt the bumps in the paper and it made her feel tangible again. It was a piece of herself left behind that no one else could duplicate because a person's handwriting is unique. The Jim Henson movie, "The Dark Crystal", defined writing perfectly as "words that stay."

I realized I don't keep in touch well with people, and decided making handmade cards for handwritten messages is my way of enouraging people to leave little heartfelt bits of themselves in the hands of their loved ones everywhere.

Although I love making handmade cards, I am a Chartered Professional Accountant by profession, working in a public accounting firm. My niche there is in training and quality control: making order from chaos. That's how I feel about my art too. I arrange the creative chaos in my head in to clean, crisp, easy to mail handmade cards.

Some items in my shop have proceeds going to the Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (SOAR) who finds foster homes for dogs until they can be adopted. I also teach cardmaking and other paper craft classes to coworkers, family and friends as a fundraiser for this registered Canadian charity.

You can read about SOAR here:
http://www.soardogrescue.ca/index.php
(You can also verify their charitable status on the Canadian Directory of Registered Charities maintained online by Canada Revenue Agency. Search for the full name: Southern Ontario Animal Rescue.)

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Member of Etsy for Animals (EFA): Artists Helping Animals http://efaartistshelpinganimals.org/

Member of the Paper Twirlies street team: a team for paper quillers http://www.etsypapertwirlies.blogspot.com/

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Visit my weblog: http://www.fairycardmaker.com/
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