The Journey by Faith Saunders, Discover A New Future
This hand painted keepsake is 2 gifts in 1—a greeting card/ framed art piece. It comes with an envelope and a mat board to be inserted in a 8 x 10 picture frame. All cards are blank inside. It depicts a landscape with various size trees with gray mountains (some of which have a 3-D effect) in the distance; cascaded by blue skies with birds in flight!
Materials: A7 folded card stock, various color inks, 3D-adhesive foam squares 2-sided adhesive tape, 8 x 10 single mat board, paper envelope and crystal clear protective wrapper
Size: Card - 5" x 7"; Card with Mat board - 8" x 10"
Artist Statement: I love nature and for some reason, I don't know why, I am deeply drawn to trees. Most of my work combine both because I feel that they can teach us so much about this journey called life.
Bio: Faith Saunders was born and raised in Mandeville, Jamaica. She migrated to the United States at age 20 and have lived in Somerset, New Jersey for the past 28 years. In October 2007, Faith reluctantly accepted an invitation to attend a social event to make handmade holiday cards for family and friends. Unbeknownst to her, this experience was to be a turning point in her life. It was when she uncovered a part of her that she had no clue existed – the artist. Since then, Faith has created various art pieces. She started out making handmade cards, but over the years, she has dabbled in expressing her creativity in many ways such as jewelry making, pottery. Faith was the recipient of the Central New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) prestigious Emerging Entrepreneur Award in 2009. She was featured on FOX News and in several publications like the Courier News, Home Tribune News, and the New Jersey Patch, as she uses her art to connect people to each other. For example, she has collaborated with Franklin Township Library to bring community members together to create cards for persons who were hospitalized with cancer. Faith is also the author of two books—BREAK FREE: 52 Tips to Escape from Your Self-Imposed Prison and Journal to Wellness. When asked, how she would describe herself, Faith’s response was, “A person who would like to leave this earth a better place than when she got here.”
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