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Where in the world will I be?

Kellie Semmelrock

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Where in the world will I be?

I’ve been gearing up for all the fall festivals and holiday craft shows for the end of the year and wanted to give you all a heads up to my upcoming shows! See the list below: September 15 | Colchester Farmer’s Market - Artisan Day, Colchester, CT October 5-6 | Jonathan’s Edwards Winery Harvest Festival, Stonington, CT November 2 | Cognichaug H.S. Holiday Craft & Artisan Fair, Durham, CT November 16 | Bozrah Farmer’s Holiday Market, Bozrah, CT December 14 | Hebron Holiday Fair, Hebron, CT   I’m a huge fan of shopping local for everything I can, especially Christmas...


The Process | A card's journey from idea to finished product

Kellie Semmelrock

The Process | A card's journey from idea to finished product

A look into my process, tools used, and idea organization when creating greeting cards that say thanks!

 

 


Why the kite?

Kellie Semmelrock

Why the kite?

If you read my previous blog post, you'll see how Grateful Paperie became the company it is. What was not explained was where the kite came from. The kite is a perfect symbol of the goals I have for Grateful Paperie as a company. Kites are symbols of hope and promise. My hope for this company is to spread the light of God through my own creative talents. At the center of the kite in the logo is a cross. I hope that I can reach as many people as possible, and I promise to fly my "kite" as high...


The Beginning

Kellie Semmelrock

The Beginning

I graduated college in May of 2014. In my last year, I took an illustration class with a delightful old Polish man name Nikolas. One day, I was walking behind him in the art building where hanging on the wall were all of the self portraits we had painted for his class. Suddenly, he jerked his head to stare at me with a face of surprise and mischief. He sprinted forward stopping right in front of my own portrait. He looked at me again, smiling ear to ear, pointed to the portrait and proclaimed (in a thick polish accent) "This! This...