Leslie Elledge of Alpha Stamps sent a call out through her website for "Design Team Members" this summer. Over the past year or so I had been informally creating Alpha Stamp samples for her on an as needed basis, but this was something different; a more formal arrangement with a contract. Here is the original Design Team Call that Leslie posted in August, 2007. I was in the middle of selling my home, buying a home, packing & moving when this call came out and I almost did not go through the application process. I felt even though I probably had a pretty good shot at making the team because Leslie knew my artwork, my reliability, and my output -- I was not sure I had the time to answer the application questions, and come up with samples (photos) to show my style. I put off filling the application out and wondered if I would let the opportunity go . . . until I heard that my on-line friend from Scotland, Frieda Oxenham was applying! I thought for sure Frieda would make the team, and that spurred me on to take a break from the house-related activities to apply. I thought the chance to work with Frieda and other artists like her would be a wonderful thing for me.
Drum Roll . . . . I finished the application, send everything in on time , and found out last week I made the Alpha Stamps DESIGN TEAM! I am so very, VERY happy about this! It is an honor. Leslie's announcement about the team is on her Alpha Stamps Blog. As far as making samples now, things will be much more organized and on a schedule, plus I will have the added benefit of working with the other very talented Team Members from all over the world. Thank you, Leslie for this opportunity and to Bella, DTM Coordinator, for all your efforts. This will be good!
This is the photo I sent in for my application - Steven took this great photo of me, with our pups Asia & Chloe on the Deck of our new home. : )) Since then, we have adopted TWO 5 month old kitties - but that is another story I will share with you later!!