Marcia SpoorMedia, PA, US
I got involved in printmaking as an art teacher and I enjoyed teaching children printmaking techniques and helping them express creativity through the print process. I’m a graduate of Hussian School of Art, majored in graphic design, started my professional career working in an advertising art studio, then as a freelance graphic designer before starting my career as a teacher.
My designs are versatile and can be used for fabric, such as baby clothes or dish towels, or on paper products like greeting cards. Every design is part of series, so there are usually at least 5 different designs per theme. I love the use of borders and designing within their confines. I receive inspiration from complex shapes (i.e. animals) and simplifying them graphically.
Recipes By Marcia Spoor
For Valentine's Day, I usually decorate with my collection of vintage valentines. When my daughters were young, we always made valentine cookies for their grandparents. I have quite the collection of cookie cutters. So, it is time to use them with the grandkids.
Every Christmas, my husband would make gingerbread cookies with our kids. They would cut them out with dino and traditional gingerbread men cookie cutters. By the end of the evening, the dinos always ended up with 2 heads and the gingerbread men would have dino heads. What silly fun!
As a family with 5 children, I would cook with a lot of food with beans in it. Unfortunately, my oldest son did not like beans until I found a recipe for Cowboy Beans. Wow! This changed it for him. He loved them! (Funny how a the name of the recipe made such a difference, haha!)
Global Cuisine -- The heat of Indian food... the sweetness of French pastries... the bite of wasabi... how exciting it is to be able to dine from so many cuisines. I could never pick a favorite. Where I live, we have an abundance of global restaurants so I can try something new almost every night!
For years, my family made graham cracker holiday houses. It started when my 3rd child was born. By the time there were 5 kids, it turned into a big party. Cousins and friends all came bringing extra candy to decorate the houses. Children and adults all had a great time making the houses. When my oldest kids were in college, it got hard to get everyone together. The event stopped. Now with grandchildren, it is time to create new graham cracker holiday house memories!