|Creations Ateleia (the name ateleia is a Latin word
from which the word philately is derived. Philately is
the collection of stamps, for those who don't know!) The
process for creating these images begins by finding and
purchasing beautiful stamps from all over the world. They
come from a variety of sources, including friends,
relatives and special purchases. They are then arranged
into a collage, utilizing the principles of balance and
harmony, and reproduced as color-xerox prints. The
technique lends itself beautifully to natural forms as
well, as in Fall Leaves, and the Ginkgo & Nasturtium
design. Each theme contains four variations, for
example,four slightly different Bird cards in the Bird
category. You are, however, seeing only one on the
website, for the purpose of saving space. For the USA
cards, there are 4 different quotes that are used. This
is also true for Music II. For Eleanor Roosevelt, the
same quote is used for each of the four cards, but they
are slightly different images in each. I have chosen to
show more of the Heather's Quilt designs since they are
so different. You are seeing two of the four designs on
the website for Heather's Quilts I and II.
When you order a full dozen of one design, you will receive three of each variation. When you order a half dozen, you will receive one of each variation, and a random 2 more to complete the half dozen. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about my work. I welcome your feedback, and thank you for your interest in my work.
Linda's love of art started at a very young age, 4 or 5. She was born in 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, and received her earliest art training at the Gardner Art School and the Art Institute of Chicago. She was very blessed to have parents who recognized her talent and were able to nurture her love of creativity by enrolling her in a variety of classes. She attended Bowen High School, on the South Side of Chicago. In 1964 she moved to New York City, where she started her family and began working in the hand-made jewelry business. In 1972 she and her family moved to Northampton and co-owned "Nanci Baubles", a jewelry store on Green Street. Later she studied art at the University of Massachusetts and Smith College, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1985 through the Ada Comstock Scholars Program. It was at Smith College that Linda discovered the world of printmaking.
Linda is also a certified art teacher and has shared her knowledge and love of art with students of all ages, - in public and private schools, at workshops in her studio and Mass. Arts Lottery public events during her 2-year stay in Cummington from '86-'88.
Besides her line of cards, she sells her fine art prints locally in R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton/Amherst and at Clement Frame and Art Shops in Albany and Troy, NY.
She now lives in the village of Florence, which has been her home for 13 years.
She is a member of the Sojourner Truth Statue Committee, and the Sojourner Truth card was designed to help support the work of the committee, which will be erecting a statue in her memory in the Spring of 2002 in Florence, near where Sojourner Truth once lived.
You will see in a number of her images that Linda has an interest in issues of social justice. She was involved in the civil rights movement in Chicago in the 60's and has maintained her interest and concern for justice and civil rights throughout her life.
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