Saturday, December 15, 2007

LFYC Summer Brochure

Here it is! The cover of the Summer 2008 Life for Youth Camp brochure. This is the third consecutive year I have designed the brochure for them. When all the editing is completed I will post the entire brochure to the camp web site at Sherri, the camp co-director sent me a wonderful note concerning the brochure, "We absolutely love it. God has certainly blessed you with talent. GREAT JOB VALERIE!"

Monday, December 10, 2007

Surgery Center Luncheon

Here are the beautiful centerpieces and invitations I made for a recent Bloomington-Normal Surgery Center luncheon. The centerpieces received rave reviews and have generated other similar projects.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Summer Sky at Sunset

One of my favorite most recent weavings.

Monday, October 29, 2007

After Harvest

My latest art piece created from fabric, yarn, cheese cloth, and embroidery thread. The fabric was hand-dyed by me, and I did all the embroidery by hand, as well. It has been fused to an 8"x10" canvas board. I officially feel like a farmer's wife after learning how to do fall tillage which is what inspired this piece. It's what I see outside when I look out the window. The piece will be for sale at the BHS Craft Fair next weekend, Saturday, November 3.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Back to TVHS

Tomorrow is my first substitute teaching job. I am so excited because I get to sub for Mrs. O'Brien, my high school art teacher! So glad she visited my booth at the craft fair on Saturday! Art I is doing weaving....must be a new project because I don't remember doing any weaving, so I get to show-and-tell some of my pieces. In Art II I'm showing them how to make origami lilies. Not sure what is in store for Technical Applications or Advanced Studio...It will be a surprise. More to come tomorrow about my first substitute teaching experience.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tri-Valley Arts and Crafts Fair

The Tri-Valley Arts and Crafts fair is tomorrow from 9:00am-3:00pm at the high school. Please come on out and visit our booth! It is my first show, and I am excited about seeing which items are most popular!

Most Recent Design Project

Here they are. The tags for Eastview's Missions Cabinet are finished and displayed on each item for sale in the cabinet by the Harvest Bookstore.

Monday, October 15, 2007

My first ever blog entry!

Here we go....I've finally decided to give blogging a try. I have given up on the job search, and I am starting my own business. I am pretty sure it is what God is telling me to do which is perfectly fine with me!! I am working on getting all the proper paperwork filled out, and hopefully setting up my own web site and Etsy shop soon. Wish me luck! ....And please feel free to start sending business my way.

My business focuses are going to be: graphic design, basic web site design, wedding invitations, baby announcements, and fiber arts.