Laura Shelton
  • Female
  • Weatherford, TX
  • United States

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What to do next??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Billett Nov 15, 2016. 3 Replies

Mixed Media, Collage, Fabric WIP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Shelton Jun 27, 2013. 2 Replies


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About Me....

I am "50 something",  a complicated mother of two grown sons and grandmother of 4 beautiful children...I am also a decent cook, a fairly good handy "man", and a self taught, mixed media/collage, assemblage, altered book artist for the last 30 years. I have recently become an Expressive Art and Writing Facilitator and Coach and now teach my own workshops. I am also a Creativity Coach, a published writer and a poet. I originally began to paint in oils and acrylics only, and did mostly fine or traditional art or decorative art on just about any surface and even had my own commission artwork and gift shop where I sold retail and wholesale, but I gave all that up to play in my art journals, and alter my various books, as well as teach my various workshops. I loved the "no-stress" aspect of just letting it flow and creating what I want instead of what others want from me...n

I have had two open heart surgeries in 5 years, the last one being in May 2012, and finally, I am feeling a little better! Thank you to all of the kind souls that sent me "Get Well" letters, postcards, ATC's and more, the kind words and encouragement really did seem to help me get well faster!..they are all very special to me and I have them in a collection that I am going to make a special scrapbook for!

 I also have a blog. You can find the link to it if you click on my profile.

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At 11:50pm on October 24, 2016, Anita M said…

Thank you for your very nice comments.

At 10:52am on October 23, 2016, Mairi McLeod said…

Thank you very much - someone asked me recently "how do you do it - how do you look at a blank piece of paper and create something? I said, I never really know how it's going to turn out but I do feel it comes from within - the heart, soul or something that it's hard to explain. Anyway, it's very relaxing and rewarding and I truly believe art feeds the soul!! 

At 10:06am on October 23, 2016, Mairi McLeod said…

Thank you so much for your beautiful comments on my work. I did not share any of my art until very recently as I was afraid of what people thought about it. Now I contribute to exhibitions and charity auctions and have been asked to design Christmas cards - so confidence is growing now! Love getting feedback on this site and also seeing all the different styles and ideas from fellow creatives. xx

At 6:37pm on October 20, 2016, Nelson Failing said…

You mean we arent friends yet?.....hello...and all the time I thought we a great day!

At 5:13pm on October 20, 2016, Bernard Shuford said…

Thanks for the quick friend request :)

At 10:20am on October 20, 2016, Mairi McLeod said…
Hi Laura, Thanks for the lovely feedback on my work. It's nice to hear the emotions evoked by my pieces. I love your bio and your fantastic notebooks too!
At 1:52pm on May 30, 2016, Linda B said…

OK!!  I have a couple ready and will get them in the mail early in JUNE!!:-)s  [how time is flying~~~]

At 6:53am on May 26, 2016, Barbara Cullen said…

Hello Laura Shelton,  a much nicer name by the way. Loved your ATC's the  are bright and cheerful, beautifully coloured, anyone would be happy to add them to their collection

At 3:19am on May 2, 2016, Marilyn Parigian said…
Will have something in the mail tomorrow. Absolutely no rush or pressure as I fully understand life challenges. I enjoyed looking at your blog and will look at your Etsy page. Your creative space makes me feel right at home...we both have lots of projects going on. Seems we both are creative souls.
At 5:04am on December 31, 2015, Barbara Cullen said…

Hello Laura. Many thanks for the beautifully created "Festive Season" card that arrived today. it's a real treasure of colour and uniqueness. Many thanks once again... Barbara.



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