The Lupine Cottage Artisans Julie Patterson & Torie Patterson
Meet Lupine Artisans Julie Patterson & Torie Patterson
My younger sister and I spent two weeks every summer at my oldest sisters home in New Hampshire from the time I can remember. Every visit she would have craft projects for us to do. The ones I remember the most were making clothes and counted cross stitch. Although I never make clothes and very rarely cross stitch anymore, it was a great influence on me and planted the seed for crafting. I have tried my hand at many kinds of crafts. My biggest enjoyment is trying new things. Which explains the amount of supplies in my craft room. I came across this technique of drawing called Zentangle late 2015. I was instantly excited to give it a try. From my original drawings, I scan them to make a digital copy. I print out copies and make custom mat boards to fit several picture frames. I use my card program to make note cards. If any print out has flaws I make magnets and bookmarks. I hope you enjoy my craft as much as I enjoy making them.
I have always been interested in working with wood. I remember admiring the colors and patterns of the grain when I was a young boy. I still this day enjoy the patterns and what some call imperfections I find outstanding perfection. These are all made with a bandsaw and a whole lot of sanding. The finishes are all hand rubbed using OSMO .