Hi, I’m Nikki Gillette. I have a hard time nailing down what I really am because I am always changing.
The best aspects of my life are my husband of over 15 years, my two children -a son and a daughter-
(usually, unless they are fighting) and my pets. We have a 2 year old Golden Retriever, Tucker, who has
yet to meet someone who isn’t his friend (at least in his mind) and 2 cats who are unique in their own
way, Dennis – a girl cat (and believe me, there is a story behind that cat) and Pilchard – the cat my son
named after ‘Bob the Builder’.
I have been crafting ever since I can remember and I don’t think there is a medium I haven’t explored.
I was ecstatic when the idea of mixed media arts became so prominent because it is a medium where
anything goes! I don’t like to play by the rules, as a matter of fact if you give me a rule I will do my best
to stretch, if not break it! I do a lot of scrapbooking and paper crafts but don’t like to limit myself to
one thing. I try to stretch the applications of paper crafting far beyond the scrapbook layouts, cards
and other traditional crafts. Have you ever made a purse out of a scrapbook paper pack? How about a
music box from an old book? Even with the more traditional paper crafting I like to push the envelope
a little. When is the last time you used a crushed water bottle as part of a scrapbook layout? I hope to
challenge you to push the bounds of what you know about paper, and join me as I do the same.
Just don’t be too upset if we take a sidetrack every once in a while into unfamiliar ground. I firmly
believe that crafting mistakes are the best thing EVER, they lead to new ideas. (At least that is what I
tell my friends if I screw something up.) My favorite time spent at my dining room corner desk in my
craft room is when I am just playing with new products, combining them with some of the tried and true
techniques I’ve used in the past to come up with something unique and amazing. I have JUST started to
keep an art journal to keep track of the ideas/techniques I’ve tried. Do you have any idea how hard it
is to remember all the different things you’ve tried over the course of several years? Darned memory
So, please join me on my journey through the creative world. I know where I’ve started but have no
idea where we will end up.
To check out more of Nicoles artwork please visit her websites