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A graduate of the University of Regina's Arts Education program, I taught art to middle years students for two years before deciding to start my own business of creating things. New Leaf Handmade Goods has been in business since March 2010 and sells items through Field & Fable in Swift Current, as well as online at Etsy.com. More information can be found on the website: www.newleafhandmade.com.

I love to create practical and beautiful products as well as creating artwork using fabric, paper and mixed media. I currently live in rural Saskatchewan, amidst wild rolling hills and finds inspiration for my works in this windy prairie land. I am continually amazed at the unexpected and often subtle beauty that hides in the pastures and along the gravel roads.

I like to think that the materials I use to create my products are turning over a new…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 26
  • Joined May 31, 2010

Favorite materials

paper, pencil crayon, paint, old sheet music, vintage storybooks, pen and ink, lace, cardboard, maps

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New Leaf Handmade Goods

About

A graduate of the University of Regina's Arts Education program, I taught art to middle years students for two years before deciding to start my own business of creating things. New Leaf Handmade Goods has been in business since March 2010 and sells items through Field & Fable in Swift Current, as well as online at Etsy.com. More information can be found on the website: www.newleafhandmade.com.

I love to create practical and beautiful products as well as creating artwork using fabric, paper and mixed media. I currently live in rural Saskatchewan, amidst wild rolling hills and finds inspiration for my works in this windy prairie land. I am continually amazed at the unexpected and often subtle beauty that hides in the pastures and along the gravel roads.

I like to think that the materials I use to create my products are turning over a new leaf. The paper is post-consumer: looseleaf discovered in thrift shops, parts of greeting cards received in the mail, stationary my grandpa found at a garage sale. It's important to me that what I create doesn't require a whole lot of newly manufactured parts. There's personality, and surely a few stories, attached to my materials.

The entire process of creating notebooks, from the hunt for materials, to the selection process of which papers will fill specific notebooks, to the design of each cover, is rife with creativity and delight. I make my goods in anticipation of bringing beauty into the lives of others and allowing the stories belonging to my materials to continue.

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