Anne's generosity with her time and talents has inspired a whole group of Little Rock crafters. Her Thursday-night craft free-for-alls, to which she invited her friends and customers to come and play and use her vast collection of Stampin' Up! images for free, led to the organization of the Art YaYas.
And Anne's gifts aren't limited to papercrafting. Her current project: She's creating (without a pattern) a classic jeweled Elvis jumpsuit as a Halloween costume for her 3-year-old daughter who is obsessed with The King. Anne also quilts, and she upcycles clothing into perfectly fitted, wearable altered art.
Anne is a garage sale queen, always seeking recycled and repurposed items to use in her creations. She calls these finds "crap."
Anne suggested what I intend to be a continuing element of these artist profiles--an original haiku by the artist about her work. Here is Anne's:
Find cool crap. Save, hoard!
Mix texture, color, and shape.
Glue crap together.
Go visit Anne's Etsy shop at http://casserole.etsy.com/. You'll love it.