I have to say that Lori is a dream to work with. Not only is she extremely talented, but her work is meticulous. Every little stitch is perfectly placed. Her lines are clean. She has beautiful writing, and great color choice. If I owned a licensing company, I would have Lori's stuff strewn all over Hallmark!
Oh, and did I mention how sweet she is?
Here is her artist's interview:
1. Tell us about your art, Lori. What kind of style do you consider it and what are your favorite mediums to work with?
To satisfy the textile side of my work, I’m currently having fun with fabrics, threads, buttons, beads, ribbon, hand-carved stamps, recycled dryer sheets, and anything else I can get my hands on. For my paper side, I love using watercolor pencils and micron pens to create playful, whimsical doodles in my journals.
2. What inspires you?
Just about everything.....especially if chocolate is involved.
3. How do you define "artistic success"?
When someone tells me that something I’ve created has spoken to them, it’s the greatest compliment I could receive!
4. Did you enjoy art as a child? When did you learn how to sew?
I loved arts and crafts when I was a kid! My mother taught me some simple sewing stitches, and I began making clothes for my troll dolls and barbies.....and my first “fabrics” were kleenex! Then I discovered embroidery, crewel and counted cross-stitch, and I’ve been stitching ever since!
5. Is there a part of the day that you enjoy creating the most? Tell us how a typical creative day may go for you.
I love to take advantage of the natural light that streams through my windows in the morning. My favorite days are when life allows me to just sit and be creative during this small pocket of sunshine time!