Hi, I am Karrel. I love photography and travel. Also, I am avid reader, a fabric artist, actually love public speaking, and have been a writer since childhood.
In 2004 I bought a digital camera for an Alaskan cruise and have been perfecting my photography since then. It is a on-going process and I still has a lot more to learn. I am having fun while doing exploring new avenues. Using my design skills in photo-manipulation (photo compositing) by using Photoshop & Lightroom, with various plug-in's, is one of my favorite features of photography. My work is on several on-line galleries, one here on The Jacaranda Tree and another on Flickr. (If you would like to see what is in my camera bag, find me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, etc. The links are to your right...)
Not only am I a photographer, I have also been a professional Quilter and Cross Stitcher. Other crafts I enjoy are Needlepoint, Petit Point, Crewel Embroidery, Hand Embroidery, Knitting, Crochet, Beading, Card making, Paper making, Polymer Clay Art and Collage art. Additionally I am an award winning Scrapbooker. I also enjoy Digital Scrapbooking and find that it is a good way for me to use several of my skills. My rubber stamping/collage items have been published several times in Somerset Studio magazine. In 2005 I returned to quilting and have made many creations in that medium. I also enjoy web design and am always game to learn something new. As a prolific producer of items I find I am constantly taking classes, and reading books and magazines to learn new techniques and styles. At this time I am an online student at the University of Phoenix, where I am perusing a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a Concentration in Communication and Technology.
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One of my life long dreams was to be a Interior Decorator. I attended classes and finally earned a certificate in that profession, but then I realized that the profession was more about selling than designing. So I stuck with my profession in the legal field and decided to enjoy my artistic endeavors rather than make them a career. My day job for many years is that legal secretary/paralegal and office manager.
On top of it all I am very interested in the political scene and am Conservative Republican who is politically outspoken and opinionated.
Peace of My Mind 2009-2012