Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Storybeader -- Charter Member

Introducing one of our charter members:

I'm Deb, the storybeader. {:-D
I was born and raised in New Jersey, went to school in California, and followed some family members to Oklahoma, where I now live. Yes, I've been all over the country.  I love and miss the ocean, but I'm home on the southern plains.  

I live with my DH and two dogs in the third (or fourth, depending on the year) largest city in Oklahoma.  I've been working as a curator in a regional museum for over 25 years, taking care of the archives and library.  I get to organize paper and photographs, do a lot of writing, and work on a database. The perfect job; but then, I'm biased...

I've always been a reader and writer, with a pen and pad of paper close at hand.   In the fall of 2009, my mom and I went to a bookmaking class (she's a librarian like me) in Oklahoma City and we had a great time.  A few months later, I took the plunge and taught myself how to bind books using the coptic stitch.  I was hooked.  I dropped the jewelry I was making, kept writing haiku, and refocused my etsy shop.  But not my name.  My new love is art journaling.  I've always been a journalist but not an artist, so this has been so exiting for me.  I encourage everyone to try art journaling, and remember, there's no bad art journal page.
{:-Deb, the storybeader


storybeader said...

Thanks for the post.
That sounds like me! {:-D

Rose Clearfield said...

Nicely written, Deb! I'm sure that no matter where your current interests are, you'll keep producing beautiful art.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Deb, My family used to vacation in Cape May when I was a child. (I grew up outside Washington, DC.)
I'm loving seeing the wonderful artistic journals you are making! ♥

Memories for Life said...

Great intro :)
I love getting to know each other like this!

BeadedTail said...

So fun to get to know you better Deb!

Kathleen said...

What a fascinating job! Fun to know more about you =) You are sooo right about "no bad art journal page"!