With calligraphy, bookbinding, pastepapers and other media, I create keepsakes for life’s special occasions. Though some people call me a “paper artist” because most of the art that I make uses paper, I like to think of my art as creating memories in time, by commemorating old memories and creating new ones. I want my art to touch people at the heart level, the emotional part of their being.

Life can be very hectic and sometimes overwhelming. Making art calms me and gives me the center I need to be present, positive, helpful and loving to the others that I touch in my daily life. It makes me thankful each day for being able to be creative and I try to be creative not just in art, but in all of my daily endeavors.

War is an excuse to kill. This is one of a series of five calligraphy pieces, all 22″ x 30″, all the same quote, all in red, black and white and all very different. This is my favorite of the series.

Here are 50 tiny boxes I made out of my handmade paste papers for a 50th wedding anniversary. The first photo is of the boxes closed, the second is of them open.

This eco-holder is made from a paperback book that was rescued from going to the dump. I thought it was a business card holder, but people have purchased my eco-holders to hold poetry, Christmas cards, to do notes and more.

My original rainbow heart garland was requested as a birthday gift for someone who was was turning 50. I enjoyed the look so much I have made a number of them. This one is just over 6′ long and has 49 double hearts (98 hearts total). It is hand sewn with gold embroidery thread.

This is a triangle box made from marbled paper that I made.

A Mother’s Day card. I originally made an 8″ x 10″ print for my mother a few years ago. I then decided to use the same artwork to make into a card.


5 responses to “Portfolio

  1. Candy-

    I got to your page on Facebook after I “googled” paper arts in Southern Oregon. I am in the Calligraphers Guild locally and am looking for vendors who’d be interested in attending the All Oregon Calligraphers Conference (AOCC) to be held in October at Stevenson Union on the SOU campus. Our guild is sponsoring the AOCC this year & next. Your work is awesome & would be perfect for what we are looking for. We expect around 200 people to attend from all over the state & some from Northern Calif. I believe a 4×8 table costs $35.00. Our guest speaker is Louis Lemoine, head graphic designer for Disney Imagineers. Let me know if you’d be interested & I can give you more details by emailing me.

    Thanks & hoping to hear from you!
    Patty Kelley

  2. With joy I’m going to follow your paper art work.

  3. Thank you for the like and follow on my blog. Your work is amazing! I’ll be checking back often to see what new creative works you post.
    Namaste, Betina

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