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The Sue Pieper Story.....Sue has promised a picture....but we're not waiting!

My husband (Gary) and I have been married for 24 years and live in an old brick farmhouse on 5 acres in NE WI-a nice peaceful setting.  The kids are moved out, but the house is far from empty-we have a retired greyhound and 3 cats who have graciously allowed us to share the house with them-lol. 

Gary has worked for the last 25 years at a local paper company while I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up!  (Even though I'll turn 50 next month!)  I work at a florist/greenhouse in Green Bay and do a little bit of everything there.  It's a nice atmosphere being surrounded by plants & flowers all year long, and I get to be creative there besides!
 
We have 2 kids:  Jessica is 23 & works for a cell phone company and is taking classes at the technical college working on getting her 2nd degree.  Although, she now says she may change to something else entirely-I think she just likes going to school!
 
Jeremy is 21 & is living in Madison and going to the University there pursuing a degree in psychology. He works as a therapist for autistic kids and teaches Eskrima-a Philipino martial art form. 
 
I started college (about 100 years ago!) with dreams of being an art major, but got married & had kids instead, so art got put on the proverbial back burner for a lot of years.  Then, less than 2 years ago I bought my first rubber stamp-and it's been a whirlwind ever since!  I started making cards & selling them at the shop I work at, so that gave me the opportunity to keep trying new things-and a great excuse to keep buying more stamps.  I've given up on the idea of ever making any money doing this-I spend way more than I sell!
 

The stamping has evolved into doing altered books, artist journals, a little bit of book making, and who knows what I'll try next.  I enjoy the versatility of rubber stamps & the many venues in which they can be incorporated.  You can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose, and still end up with a piece of "art".

Current projects:  I'll be finishing up 2 altered book round robins & just started 2 more.  I'm doing a 2 color artist journal with 5 others that will last for a year and an altered calendar with a group of 12 that will end at the end of the year & then we start all over.  I'm currently acting as a mentor for 2 women for altered books-one in CA & one in NY.  Doing this has forced me to not get complacent & keep learning, trying, and perfecting different techniques-so it's been good all around.  Plus, I've gained a couple of friends along the way!  Next month, I'll be teaching my first stamping class at a local stamp store-so I'm excited and nervous at the same time about it.  Oh yeah-and I REALLY need to get some cards made-LOL!