Just in case you’re wondering who the Artful Geek Girl is and why she’s writing this blog, this page is for you.
My name is Tina Marie Hilton and I’ve been creating things since my grandmother taught me to knit dresses for my Barbie dolls at the tender age of 7. By the time I had children of my own decorative painting and jewelry making had been added to my maker resume. A random introduction to scrapbooking in the early 1990’s was the catalyst that began a passion for paper-crafting, stamping and cardmaking. Fast forward to 2014 when I made another discovery that fit nicely with my papercraft passion. Mixed Media. Now I could add all of my papercrafting loves to paint, glue and assorted ephemera to create art. This year (2016) my goal is to challenge myself to learn to draw and create my own whimsical characters and creatures to add to my artwork. I think that’s the thing I love most about arts and crafts, the fact that I’m always learning new things.
I discovered during my scrapbooking years that the only thing better than learning new things yourself was to share your knowledge with others. From my very first website called Scrappin’ Time on Geocities in the early 90’s I knew that the Internet would be a great place to share that knowledge with others. The Artful Geek Girl is my return to teaching others the joy of learning new things and helping them discover the magic of creating something beautiful from assorted materials.
When I’m not making things with paper, paint and stamps, I support my craft supply addiction assisting small businesses with online technology and website creation and enjoy teaching my own granddaughter the joys of creating.