Welcome to my world in blog land. AJ's Design Artz will be dedicated to my artistic endeavors in card design, coloring, art journaling, mixed media design, and the occasional alternative side of me. Thanks for joining me in my journey.
My name is Aletha, and I live in Tulsa, OK, better known as
Tornado Alley. I am married to a wonderful man who is my rock and soul mate. We
have two grown children, a daughter and son. Our daughter and son-in-law have
blessed us with two grandsons, 22 and 18 years old. Our son married a wonderful
young lady in 2009, and they have blessed us with another grandson who is now 3 years old.
A little bit about me…I am an artist and designer all
around. Many years ago I was a graphic/print production artist, so I have been
involved in some form of “art” most of my adult life. In the mid-2000s, I was
enjoying some success creating and selling mixed-media art pieces on canvas and
in shadowboxes, and also handmade journals, bookmarks, and ornaments at various
art shows in northeastern Oklahoma. I also taught classes on how to create
mixed-media art with rubber stamps and very much enjoyed being an instructor.
I’ve even had a few “fine” art pieces—actually, I think all art is pretty
“fine”—displayed and even sold in galleries.
As of November 2009, I became disabled (diagnosed with COPD/Alpha 1) and unable to work
outside the home. I am on oxygen 24/7 but still pretty spry, and with the
supportive husband that I have, I am thankful to say that I am a very lucky
artist. I am able to practice more each day. I am truly blessed. Now I get to
concentrate on my more creative side.
You are going to find that I have been an avid card designer
for the past several years. I am still a card designer, but you are going to see more mixed-media art also. I appreciate all visits and look
forward to engaging other like-minded artists and art lovers who reach out to