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Hi! All my life, I have loved anything that was artistic and aesthetically pleasing. Seeing any kind of creativity enriched my life somehow, whether I liked the art or design or not. But what I really loved was when something was both artistic AND practical! What a concept! Instead of a boring ol' black screwdriver or a putty-colored tape dispenser, why not have fun, purple-flowered, whimsical ones? My friends all call me the "whimsical and practical" gal, and they get me all sorts of wonderful utilitarian treasures that are out-of-the-ordinary. So.... one day, I took an art workshop on how to use alcohol inks to create vibrant landscapes and wild splashes of color. Since these special inks work best on non-porous surfaces, I said to myself, "Self, why don't you create little works of art on switch plates and sell them? Then you can enrich other people's lives with something beautiful or fun, that is also practical." So here I be,…

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Hi! All my life, I have loved anything that was artistic and aesthetically pleasing. Seeing any kind of creativity enriched my life somehow, whether I liked the art or design or not. But what I really loved was when something was both artistic AND practical! What a concept! Instead of a boring ol' black screwdriver or a putty-colored tape dispenser, why not have fun, purple-flowered, whimsical ones? My friends all call me the "whimsical and practical" gal, and they get me all sorts of wonderful utilitarian treasures that are out-of-the-ordinary. So.... one day, I took an art workshop on how to use alcohol inks to create vibrant landscapes and wild splashes of color. Since these special inks work best on non-porous surfaces, I said to myself, "Self, why don't you create little works of art on switch plates and sell them? Then you can enrich other people's lives with something beautiful or fun, that is also practical." So here I be, creating bits of art on switch plates, to perk up the look of your rooms, and maybe also to perk up a moment or two of your life.

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