Sunday, May 24, 2015

In the Spotlight + Mini Challenge... Diana Fernandez

Hello crafting friends. It's my turn for a spotlight challenge. This is where you all get to hear a little bit about me, and maybe a little bit about my crafting journey as well! 

I will start with me...

Yep, that's me when I was just a little tyke!

I loved cats back then, and I have a cat now that looks a lot like this one, only my baby boy is wearing a tuxedo!

I live in (almost always) sunny Arizona. I am married to this fun loving guy, (there were 10 corn dogs)! And we have a houseful of furry "kids." Six to be exact, 3 dogs, and 3 cats. Our oldest is an 18 year old calico who has never really liked me, but loves my husband! 

I work a full time job as a 911 operator/ police dispatcher. Its a fast paced and fun job, I literally love going to work! It's always interesting, and it's always a fun environment. There is a lot of stress in my job, and I use my crafting to help alleviate some of that stress. 

For my crafting journey, I began as a child, I did cross stitch with my mom, and have always been enthralled with colors and patterns. 

So for Valentines day in 2008 my husband got me a sewing machine. Yes it's sort of like buying a mixer for a housewife in the 1950's right? But I really wanted to work with fabric. I made a couple of quilts, and bought A LOT of fabric, and I soon moved on to paper, but I brought my sewing machine to paper, and I've never looked back!

Now who wants to see some of my work?

Yeah, me too!

I have a slew of art journal pages to share with you. Art Journaling has been my passion for a while now. It seems to permeate much of my crafting now. 

I love to get paint and ink all over, and to work
with adding color and texture to my pages.

A small wall hanging with a mixed media butterfly.

I do hope that some of my work and my story has inspired you.
Please feel free to check out my blog HERE.

I do just love love love all the mixed media goodness that is out there. And I hope you will take some of my work and create your own art journal piece. Whats that you say... you don't have an art journal. Well you don't need a specific art journal to do an art journal page! You can use any sort of heavy weight paper you have to get some inky and painted goodness down! 

This is my challenge to you...
create an art journal page, try something you've never tried,
you just never know what you might find! ~ Diana


  1. So nice to know about you Di...what a contrasting hobby you have to your work! I totally agree what a stress buster it can be. Love your challenge too. Big hugs.

  2. It's so much fun to learn about others on the team! Love your stories!