Kathy Hall's Profile

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Hello,
My name is Kathleen Hall,
Welcome to my shop.
I am a paper Artist, I love working with paper, I'm self tought, mother inspired. I thoroughly enjoy working with different forms of paper, using it in different way's, making lamp shades, water color painting, creating figurines or making dolls. I was born and raised in central Washington, my mother was a doll maker so I grew up with my mom making all kinds of thing's. We would go to yard sales where we would find good used things, she in stowed in me cool way's to recycle and to use my creative mind.

My Art was the main inspiration for my shop, I needed a place to sell what I make, I looked into local galleries but there was not much traffic. Etsy was perfect and I like the idea of online selling, I sold lots of things on ebay but Etsy provides a place just for Artist and that appealed to me as an…

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  • Joined May 27, 2009

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About

Hello,
My name is Kathleen Hall,
Welcome to my shop.
I am a paper Artist, I love working with paper, I'm self tought, mother inspired. I thoroughly enjoy working with different forms of paper, using it in different way's, making lamp shades, water color painting, creating figurines or making dolls. I was born and raised in central Washington, my mother was a doll maker so I grew up with my mom making all kinds of thing's. We would go to yard sales where we would find good used things, she in stowed in me cool way's to recycle and to use my creative mind.

My Art was the main inspiration for my shop, I needed a place to sell what I make, I looked into local galleries but there was not much traffic. Etsy was perfect and I like the idea of online selling, I sold lots of things on ebay but Etsy provides a place just for Artist and that appealed to me as an Artiest and a shopper. I started a website a few years back http://www.freewebs.com/kathleenhall/ and needed to call it something so I named it after me, lack of a better idea. So when I opened my shop here I just kept the same name and added my lucky #3.

I make figurines out of paper, hand paint them with hard wire frames. I've done many different things people, cat's, fairy's, Holiday themed things. I enjoy water color painting and lamp shades. Paper is my main medium, old mail and news print, white glue, wire, paints, paper clay, sealer, so I guess my work is green/earth friendly. The first thing I do is come up with an idea, I sketch it out, get some sort of base to work from, the process starts with the wire frame then I add the paper dry mostly some times I use wet paper when I want to achieve a different look. I build up the paper to get the shape I want, then I add the paper clay for the details, seal paint and seal again. Some times this goes real fast and the project seems to find it's own way, it's like I'm just watching if unfold in front of me.
When I feel it is done I sign it date it name and add a coat of clear sealer.

The first figurine I made was a little old man with a Siamese cat I called him Mr. Potts and General Sherman, I tell you I fell in love with that little man.
My husbands step-mom's Birthday was coming and I wanted to make a figurine for her, she has this big mancoon black and white cat she just loves, so I made her a little version of him she just loved it, and so did everyone else. It seemed like everyone wanted one, so I made more, people would laugh and giggle and say nice things.
I like making them, it's relaxing like a form of meditation, I call it my me time.

I've been asked to make special custom things, a young woman I worked with had a pet Tabby cat he past and she wanted a figurine of him so I made one for her she loved what I came up with. When I make something I put a lot of thought into it, it makes me proud knowing they are enjoying something I created.
I offer gift wrapping and can add a note to any order. http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=7447146

You can always reach me here
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=kathysart3
or at facebook
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1101805487&ref=profile
or my blogspot
http://kathysart3.blogspot.com/

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