Hey friends, we're back with Fascinating Fridays!!! Its Deepti here and I am glad to introduce you to the amazingly talented Barb Ghigliotty. There is a story as to how I found her… I used to see her entries in a lot many challenges but since she doesn’t have blog and me at that time did not have a Flickr Gallery, my curiosity to see her creations couldn’t be sufficed. So, I created my own Flickr Gallery and added her as my first contact :) I am glad that now I can access all her wonderful creativity. It was my chance to feature an artist this week and I thought there is no better platform than Fascinating Friday’s to know her better. I am sure you would love her creativity, so there we go…
Name - Barb Ghigliotty
Flickr Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44608797@N00/
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
Firstly, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Deepti for featuring my cards in “Fascinating Fridays"! I live in New Jersey USA, and have been married to my best friend Mike, for 38 years! I have a Master’s degree in Nursing with a focus on high risk pregnancies. We have 2 grown children and a sweet granddaughter, age 7 (the light of my life), who lives in Florida. The only one left at home with us right now, is our fur-baby Movado who keeps us young with his unlimited energy and fun personality!
2. How and when did you start crafting?
I started crafting when I was old enough to pick up a pencil and crayons! As a child, I always enjoyed arts and crafts, and learned to crochet when I was 10 years old. In my 20's, I learned to macrame’ and besides making plant hangers, rugs and wall hangings, I enjoyed teaching my friends. I began scrapbooking when my granddaughter was born, but I find card making the most fun!
3. From where do you draw your inspiration?
Several months ago, I joined the Hero Arts Flickr Group, and I find a great deal of inspiration from all of the wonderful friends I’ve made there. I also love to play in challenges to push my creativity, and enjoy Online Card Classes!
4. How would you describe your style?
My style is definitely ‘Clean and Simple’, but I do love to learn techniques and try to implement them in my card making.
5. What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space?
Any and all of my stamps and inks, as well as my Grand Calibur, T-Square Ruler and Heat Gun
6. What’s your favorite technique?
Coloring with my Copic markers (which I don’t do nearly as often as I would like).
7. What are your go-to colors?
I love aqua/teal (Hero Arts Soft Pool is my fave ink) and the color combination of pink with gray or black.
8. Do you sell your projects?
No, I give cards to my friends and family and donate the remainder to Operation Write Home.
9. What do you do when you aren’t crafting? Job? Other hobbies and interests?
I am a Nurse Practitioner, but currently not working. Living in New Jersey affords me long walks with my hubby on our beautiful beaches.
10. Are you currently designing for any blog?
I have never been a Design Team member, but I was a Guest Designer for the CASology Challenge Blog in May 2013.
Wow!!! It was wonderful to know so much more about you. Thank you so much Barb for sharing with us. I am sure you loved the few creations she shared with us and now my friends its time for you to get much more inspired by visiting her Gallery. Enjoy!!