Lydia Fiedler - Understandblue
I am so completely honored to be here I can't even describe the feeling! It's like a stamping Academy Award, and I'm very grateful to the Academy, all of whom are my idols, past and present! Since I joined this site I've just been in awe of the DD - an amazing bunch of women! I I will try my hardest to do this honor justice, and I suppose now you have to sit through my speech... :D

I live in Austin, TX with my husband, Paul, and our two crazy rescue kitties, Maddie and Splotchy. I am the Market Development Director for a software company and a fundraiser for the Be an Artist program, among other pursuits. A proud Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2001 and Starving Artistamps Design Team member, I have been an "omnicrafter" since I was in preschool, and have pretty much tried everything. I have some fine art training, which I disregard on a regular basis. smile

What I love most about art though is teaching. I enjoy helping people create things they are proud of, whether that's in person or through my blog or here on Splitcoast. My goal with every project I make is either to inspire you to create something you love, or if that fails, to make you laugh until you embarass yourself. smile