Ann-Denise Anderson is a local artist/author who lives in the Fort Worth area. She is an aficianado of crepe paper and what to do with it. Featured in two current publications, Stampinton & Company premier issue of "Apron*ology Vol. 1 " and Altered Art Circus Techniques for Journals, Paper Dolls, Art Cards, And Assemblages by Lisa Kettell, Quarry Books. Past publications include Somerset "Holidays & Celebrations Vol. 1, The Faerie Zine Vol. 1, And Piddlestix's, Teatime, Tiaras, and Whimsy Vol. 1. Ann-Denise also teaches workshops throughout the country. You can visit her paper trail at Whim & Fancy Designs.
Katherine Keller was born in a home that nourished creativity and in a city that celebrated it. In her hometown of New Orleans, she and her two sisters were exposed to their father's love of music and their mother's encouragement to explore creative things. Having to sit quietly in the choir loft of St. Louis Cathedral, where their father sang on Sundays, the girls created art games with murals on the ceilings. Their mother supported their early creative endeavors by letting them sell painted shells, beaded jewelry, and yarn dolls from their "front porch store". Katherine loved art class in school, her Shaeffer cartridge pen with turquoise ink, beautiful stationary and drawing. She and her sister would take the streetcar to their favorite store uptown to buy stationary. Their closet was filled with it. Her love of writing letters lead her to art of calligraphy. As a calligrapher, painter, collage artist and creative soul, she uses her years of experience to teach others how to tap into their innate creativity. Now a McKinney resident, Katherine keeps beautiful paper, envelopes, found objects, fabric, and ribbon scraps and a package of brown paper sacks nearby. That way she and her two sons can always make a quick card, tag, or gift bag.
Cindy Gilstrap is a local gal who lives right here in McKinney, Texas! She has always loved creating! Her style is eclectic and she has always loved mixing vintage items with new items to create something unique. She has taught scrapbook classes and mixed media art classes off and on since the late 90's. She is part of an online art group that offers seasonal tutorials and art kits. You will also find her teaching at various art retreats around Texas. Her favorite part about teaching is seeing smiles on her student's faces when they have created something wonderful! You can find out more about Cindy Gilstrap at Junque Art.