Here's a quick reminder that our current challenge theme is choice of "No Lines" or "Color Bingo". The challenge page is right here. Deadline is Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 11:55 pm EDT.
I'm really glad you could stop by for the 8th installment of the Designer Interviews. Today, we are getting to know Aletha J. Williams! Everyone, please meet Aletha.
|Aletha J. Williams|
|The bright and richly colored creation by Aletha with "Hydrangea Sprite".|
Mitzi: Oh, my. I can just imagine how tempting to spend all the paycheck on things you see around you right at your workplace every day! I've been in that situation. I'm glad that you had your Copics to keep you busy when your health failed. I would imagine that it helped you through to have an easy access art form close by. Next question. I couldn't help but notice you have made a lot of cards with my Sprites. What appeals do they have for you?
|Aletha's beautiful card in shades of purple with "Fuchsia Sprite".|
|Indeed! He IS the Sprite baby! CUTE~!!|
Aletha: I am a cat person, meaning that I will take a cat before I take a dog, BUT I am a sucker for puppies and rescues! We have always had 3 dogs and 3 cats, but we are down to just one cat. LucyFur is 19 years old and still very active. I also love lizards and dragons, but my faux lizard and dragons will be the only ones I can have.
Mitzi: What an awesome name - LucyFur! That's wonderful that she's 19 years old and still healthy. :D And I love your dragon & lizard collection! Now, Aletha, when you're not coloring and crafting, what do you enjoy doing?
Aletha: I love to shop online and spend my husband’s money! I have been going through pulmonary rehab lately, so there has not been much time for anything else.
Mitzi: Well, hey, what girl doesn't like Retail Therapy, right? ;) I like shopping online between illustration sessions myself. Hehe. Now, here's my 'random' question for you. What is your favorite genre of music?
Aletha: I really can’t say other than my tastes are eclectic. If I like the voice I usually want the album. I am really big fan of female recording artists: Merchant, Nix, Lorde, St. Vincent, etc.
|A gorgeous mixed media piece with "White Poppy" digi.|
Aletha: I would have to say I am purple. You can combine so many colors with purple and they all pop!
|Aletha's gorgeous "Petunia Sprite"in glorious purple. |
This baby was commissioned by Aletha.
Aletha: I know that you asked for one, but I have three. First is my Xacto. When an image allows it, I fussy cut the images so my project will have a 3-D aspect to them. Next are my die-cutting machines, Big Shot and Grand Calibur.
|Stunning DT work with "Chrysanthemum Festival".|
Aletha: I really wanted to be an artist or a book maker. I loved making itty bitty books for my dolls who were my club members. Of course, I was always the president of said clubs.
Mitzi: Oh, now, that's pretty cool! ^_^ And here's my last question. This is yet another one that I ask my designers in every interview. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you like to go visit?
Aletha: This is a toughie because I am on oxygen 24/7, but if I could get there somehow I would want to go to New Zealand!
Mitzi: Oooh, New Zealand would be awesome! *mind wandering* Well, Aletha, thank you for the fun interview. It was great getting to know you beyond the beautiful creations you make. ^_^ I'd also like to thank the readers who stopped by to join us. Be sure to check out and give some love to Aletha's blogs. She has two -- "AJ's Designs" here and "AJ's Alternative Endeavors" here.
I'll show you some more of Aletha's fabulous creations here. Enjoy!
|Beautiful in shades of purple with "Bluebell Sprite 2".|
|Striking in green and purple with "Rose Fairy 2".|
|Gorgeous colors and stunning design with "Snapdragon Sprite".|
Till next time, happy coloring!! :D