Graphic 45 has chosen their 2012 Design Team. Here's the list of new designers:
1. Denise Hahn - USA
2. Sharon Ngoo - Singapore
3. Nicole Eccles - USA
4. Clare Charvill - UK
5. Alberto Juárez Díaz - Spain
6. Arlene Cuevas - USA
7. Tara Orr - Canada
8. Jim Hankins - USA
9. Maiko Miwa - Japan
10. Gloria Stengel - USA
11. Susan Lui - Singapore
12. Kristin Wilson - USA
13. Jane Tregenza - Australia
14. Roberto Cesar dos Santos - Brazil
15. Laura Denison - USA
It's going to be a great year for Graphic 45. I love each and every one of these designers and have, in the past, sent several notes of encouragement to some, hoping they would try out for the G45 DT.
I received the sweetest note last night from Diane, Charee and Aimee. This is really one of the nicest, kindest companies I have ever had the privelege of working with. I'm sad to leave the Team but still am pinching myself that I ever made it in the first place! The work that my Team Mates have accomplished in the past is amazing. I'm constantly in awe of their design work.
Last year, when I tried out for the Team, I felt that I had created some of my best work ever. Lately, I've been bogged down with so many other commitments that I felt what I turned in was good - but not great. Some of you have heard me express that. I would have been extremely happy to have served another year, but not surprised to see my name didn't make the list.
Currently, I am teaching up to 12 classes a month at For Keeps Sake, serving on the Graphic 45 DT as well as Simon Says Stamp & Show DT and Oxford Impressions DT. The design team work alone brings on another 8 projects a month. I'm running out of ideas and time . . . and it's time to give up some of this work and enjoy others art.
So not making the Graphic 45 DT is bittersweet. I'll miss the team that was but will still enjoy their designs as well as the *new blood* that has joined the team. It will also give me a bit more time during the month for other things.
I am so appreciative to Graphic 45 for all they've given me including encouragement and the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people.
Thank you G45 and a sincere congratulations to the new Team!