Art Journal Conversations with Ronda Palazzari

Art Journal Conversations with Ronda Palazzari

I am so excited and honoured to have been invited to be a guest on Ronda Palazzari’s Art Journal Conversations blog feature.

I first met Ronda at the Maya Road booth at CHA in Anaheim – I believe it was in 2011 – around the time that I had launched Paper Crafter’s Library.  It was my first CHA and of course I was having the time of my life.  I vividly remember when I first stepped into the Maya Road booth – I had never seen anything like it. The artwork showcasing the Maya Road products was outstanding – but I remember there was one particular artist’s work that absolutely captivated me.

I spent hours in the Maya Road booth soaking it all in, taking tons of photographs.  Imagine my delight when I got to meet the artist.  Of course I peppered her with questions about what mediums she had used and how she had done it.  At the time I was still in the “totally captivated by, but scared to death of mixed media phase”.  She was so patient and so friendly and she didn’t mind my questions at all.  I was in awe of her.

That was my first experience meeting Ronda.  Over the years since then I’ve followed Ronda’s blog and we’ve featured her a number of times as part of the Paper Crafter’s Library Featured Artist/Designer Spotlight. I consider Ronda to be one of my “art mentors” – as I’ve learned a lot in following her blog and reading her book and trying out what she has shared in my own artwork.

I would like to extend a big thanks to Ronda for her invitation.  I hope you pop on over and check out the feature.


  1. Tami says

    I just found the Help Me Rhonda blog and I noticed your artwork. I read the feature on you and your art. You just gave me boatloads of hope. I was in public accounting during my career days-I am on permanent disability now. Like you, I am type A: tenacious, perfectionist, analytical and over-thinker as well. I had always thought that researching tax law to “create” tax returns was as creative as I was going to ever be. I began doing some crafty stuff about 1 1/2 years ago, then started using acrylic craft paints, and I have since found my way to mixed media. Fell in love! I spend my time pouring over blogs, You Tube videos, making supplies and practicing always. Creativity is rough coming for me, but it is coming along, nevertheless. I am glad to know that God didn’t cheat me out of any creativeness as I always believed; I suppose He just knew the timing for it to begin blossoming. God bless.

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