Friday, January 17, 2014

getting to know corrie herriman


Meet another one of the Roc Nicholas Design Team Members, Corrie Herriman.  Corrie lives in The Netherlands in a small town called Venlo, which is located close to the German border.  She lives with her British husband, David, for nearly 25 years.  While she divulges that they have chosen to not have children, they do have an extended family consisting of Corrie's mother (Corrie is an only child.), David's family of two sisters, their spouses and children.  Since David's family lives in the U.K., the miles that separate them has kept their visits to a minimum.

Corrie worked in sales full time about 17 years.  After that, for 13 years, she was empoyed as a part-time office support worker.  Her husband decided to take an early reitrement in 2010, and Corrie made the choice to stop working as well, because both of them wanted to enjoy spending time traveling in their RV.

Corrie has many hobbies that include, paper crafting, rubber stamping, hill walking, reading, sewing, cooking and traveling.  Corrie is quick to admit she enjoys eating and having a glass or two of red wine.  She also claims to have an insatiable appetite for learning.  Corrie reports she is very inquisitive and wants to learn everything about everything.

Corrie recalls having always crafted in one way or another.  She is no stranger to a host of crafts, from knitting to sewing, and says if you name it, she has probably tried it.  Apart from painting, for which she took lessons, she is self taught.  Corrie states she learned mostly from reading books early on, but  now she admits that she used the internet to expand her knowledge.

Corrie recalls that in 2012, she decided to make some Christmas cards. After she made them, it prompted her to think about other things she could do with those same art supplies.  She did some research on the internet and a whole new world opened up for her.  She moved on to art journaling, bought more stamps, discovered making tags, bought more stamps, started making ATC's and bought more stamps, and, well,  the rest is history.

Corrie affirms she loves rubber stamps because they are so versatile. She says she uses rubber stamps in mainly two ways.  The first way is for making backgrounds look more interesting.  For that technique she enjoys using a partially stamped image. She finds that a script or geometric shape work best to achieve that look.  The second way she uses stamps is for stamping her focal image which she will often paper piece.  She likes to stamp her images on text and/or patterned paper, and then relaxes by coloring them in with water color pencils and copic markers.  When the images are finished being applied with color, she cuts them out, paper pieces them if warranted and places them on her project.

Corrie's favorite supplies, besides her watercolor pencils and Copic markers, are Pan Pastels, acrylic paints, and stencils.  She loves to use those supplies to create her fantastic backgrounds. She is quick to point out that she finds inspiration everywhere, from songs on the radio, sayings and quotes, as well as from color combinations on packaging.

Corrie considers her greatest accomplishments to date as having been picked for both the Stampotique and Roc Nicholas design teams.  She is proud of her accomplishments in such a short time.

6 comments:

  1. love Corrie's colorful work- she is a great addition to both design teams! :)

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  2. Great to get to know you, Corrie!

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  3. looking forward to getting to know corrie more and more!!

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  4. Aw, thanks ladies ! You're so kind !
    Corrie x

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  5. That's nice to know a bit more about you Corrie! ;) Of course you're a great addition for both teams, and it looks like you have plenty of time... Lucky you! You should do fab works this year and have fun with other's Roc team members too, I'm sure!!! Great team Roc!

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