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Meet Our Incredible Teachers: Karen Gillman

by Tona Bell July 19, 2016 1 min read

Karen Gillman teaches our kids classes as well as Mini-Resin Collage.  She is uber creative and has an amazing zest for life.  Learn more about her wonderful spirit:

My name is KAREN GILLMAN

and my nickname or people call me… SHUG, SHUGGY, CARE BEAR AND MOM

My passion is…  CRAFTING, HOME MAKING, COOKING AND FAMILY.

You might not guess this about me, but…. I AM 49 YEARS OLD, A WIFE, MOTHER OF TWO CHILDREN (AGES 4 AND 5), AUTHOR, AND AM A BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL BY DAY.  I’VE BEEN CRAFTING SINCE MY EARLY CHILDHOOD AND CANT PASS BY A BOWL OF BEADS OR GLITTER WITHOUT A GASP OF DELIGHT TO SAVE MY LIFE!  

If I could give one piece of advice to someone at the the start of their creative journey/or next project it would be…  LEAVE YOUR INHIBITIONS AT THE DOOR!  JUMP IN WITH BOTH FEET AND THOROUGHLY ENJOY THE PROCESS.  CREATIVE JOURNEYS ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED!  

I believe in snail mail because….  I LOVE TO GIVE IT…AND BEST OF ALL – RECEIVE IT.  WHEN I OPEN MY MAILBOX MY HEART SKIPS A BEAT WHEN I SEE A HAND WRITTEN ENVELOPE.  

What I love about teaching at the Paper Seahorse is….  I KNOW A GOOD TIME IS IN STORE WHEN WE GATHER AROUND THE TABLE AND CREATE TOGETHER.  WE ARRIVE AS STRANGERS AND LEAVE AS FRIENDS!  ALL AGES, ALL SKILL LEVELS, CREATING ALL ONE-OF-A-KIND TREASURES!  

And of course anything else you would want your fans to know….  PINTEREST.COM, ETSY.COM AND HOBBY LOBBY ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT WHEN PLANNING MY NEXT CRAFT!


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