This week the Pencil Lines design team spotlight is on Jennifer Mattot. Jen also provided this weeks sketch.
I'm thrilled to be on Pencillines DT! I am an art teacher in a public school that has about 450 students K-6. I have taught Primary grades all the way up to High School Art in the 14 years that I've been a teacher. I also teach classes at my LSS that focus on mixed media and alternative techniques. I have been scrapbooking and making art since I was a young child with my Mom and Nana both being artists. I learned a lot from them and after having kids of my own, of which I have 2 boys (almost 3 and almost 7 years old, decided to move to artwork that could be made quickly or left for periods of time easily. Visual Journaling is my newfound love and mixed media altered art. I love working with sketches to jumpstart my ideas and let me focus on new materials!
My blog is: http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
On my off time, I love to hang out with my boys and hubby, travel, attend workshops/ classes (I'm a life long learner), and shop! I love hanging with my favorite girlfriends to scrap, laugh, drink or attend a Twilight movie! LOL! I also Design for Faber-Castell and Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker.
Name: Jennifer Matott
Birthday: August 4th
Birth place: Syracuse, NY
Current Location: Liverpool, NY
Eye colour: Brown
Hair colour: Brown with highlights (gotta love going to the salon for some "me" time and to get all girlie)
Right or Left handed: I'm a righty... but a definite Right brainer too!
Your Heritage: I'm a mutt... mix of German, Native American/ Cherokee, English, and Slavic, but ALL American!!!
Shoes you wore today: Brand new ALDO sandals that I wiped out once in... they were wicked slippery! So embarrassing but at least I looked cute. Oh well...
Your weakness: Pretty shoes and Coach handbags.
Your Fear: Anything bad happening to my kids! Oh and SPIDERS! Ewww...
Your Perfect Pizza: Double cheese and mushrooms
Pepsi or Coke? DIET Coke ONLY! Pepsi is ICK!
Chocolate or Vanilla: I like a twist of both with chocolate sprinkles please!
Cappuccino or Coffee: Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte with 2 Splendas (Starbucks)... YUM!
Do you sing: Only in the car by myself!
Do you like Thunderstorms: I have a weird love of Thunderstorms... love them for the drama, but they make me nervous ever since I saw a tornado when I was about 14 in Texas.
Do you play an instrument: Not really but my kids think I can play a mean Rock Guitar!
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: No, but I could eat a whole bag of Starburst Jellybeans in ONE day if you left them open!
What do you want to be when you grow up: I LOVE being an art teacher and can't imagine being ANYTHING else. If I had to choose another profession, I'd love to work as a wedding planner.
What country would you like most to visit: I've been to Italy and Ireland (and would go back in a second), but I would love to see France one day. Going to the Louvre is on my bucketlist.
Number of CD's I own: Hundreds (a collection from college when I was a radio DJ) but more downloads now.
Number of piercings: Double ear piercings (one set is closed up now).
Number of tattoos: None... I wanted one in the worst way when I was a college student, but my Dad reasoned me out of one... I'm still considering it now that I'm done having babies. Maybe a paintbrush or gorgeous design with meaningful symbols woven in.
Here are this weeks design team layouts:
We love seeing your craetions with our sketches, so do leave a link to your layout and name below so we can leave you some love.
We will be making the annoucement for the 2012 Pencil Lines design team on Wednesday. Do check your emails and trash box to see if we have contacted you!
The Pencil Lines Team xx