Today, we are pleased to introduce our resident template designer and ever supportive cheerleader, Penny Wessenauer.
I'm Penny Wessenauer, and I'm a confirmed paper crafter.. I turned 61 in 2010 and will have been married to my husband Don for over 42 years in 2012. We live in the central highlands of Arizona, USA, which is at about a mile high elevation so we enjoy changing seasons year round. We absolutely love this area. There are so many fun places to explore in the area, and we do so on a regular basis.
We've lived in many areas of the United States throughout our marriage though. Before Arizona, we lived 20 years in the greater Los Angeles area, where our married children and their spouses, and our only grandchild still live. Because of this, we make frequent 7 hour trips back and forth.. and because Don was originally from Ohio, where the majority of his close family still live, we also make yearly trips to the east coast as well. Prior to our stay in LA, we lived 11 years in Pennsylvania, 3 years in Hawaii, a year and a half out on the Aleutian Islands (that long string of islands angling out into the Pacific from Alaska), and half a year in Pensacola, Florida. We have done lots of moving around in our lives, but have had a lot of fun too.
When we lived in Pennsylvania, when our children were small, I went back to school to complete my bachelors degrees in Interior Design. My Interior Design program was very architecturally oriented, with the learning of drafting skills of utmost importance. I was exposed to many art classes then as well, with color, texture, balance, proportion, and all the rest of that thrown in for good measure!
We moved to Los Angeles in 1985, and I found work as an architectural draftsperson in a small residential and commercial architectural office.. and later went to work for a large shopping mall--design, build, and management company. I retired from that firm around 1995, taking an early retirement.. Rubber stamping, follow closely by teabag folding, and card making soon became addictive hobbies. Digital decoupage design work for cards, and template design were more recent additions to my creative endeavors. I invite everyone to explore my work, and to use my 3d decoupage sheets and teabag folds and tiles as they will.
Thanks for letting everyone know a little about yourself, Penny!
You can view Pennys work at: http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c191/d0npen/