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NEW Design Team Member!!! Trish Alger

We are excited and honored to have
Trish Alger

Join the Altered Pages Design Team
all the way from Texas!

Please help us welcome her!!! 

I met Trish a number of years ago in an art group. She impressed me as being not only an awesome artist, but an awesome person! Glad she has joined us.  Welcome to our FAB Team.

Trish is a BFA student, crafty artist, and hobby-esque writer. Not sure where she got the tme, but a Grandmother of six and wife of awesome Bob for 31 years.

Fun things like googly eyes on handcut hearts, slipped into school lockers, sparked my obsession with cardmaking. Nothing is safe from the mixed-media transformation; canvas, paper, metal, found items. Creativity is a daily endeavor whether in the studio, the kitchen, or the camera lens. I love to spark that creativity in others with a nudge in the right direction.

Currently I reside in Central Texas, with my husband of 31 years, as a mixed-media artist active in our local art community; completing my BFA, and I enjoy instructing others that there is an answer to the question “can I create that?”…YES you can!

You will find more of  Trish's art at the following links:
My portfolio on Pinterest:
Photos on Instagram:
Daily video on Periscope:

Order $10.00 or more and be entered into the random drawing for a Pink Journal, Pink Art Kit or a Pink Palette.

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