About me

I am a Professional Independent Copic Instructor. I have taught Internationally but mostly stay here in the States. I travel quite a bit in the Mid Atlantic Region, East Coast, and Midwest.  But I have Copics and I am not afraid to travel with them.
That isn't all I do,  I own the Facebook Group Passionate Paper Creations and Friends, Run my own Design Team. We would love for you to join us on my blog so you can meet them and see their amazing work. To keep it more interesting, I still work with over 40 Sponsors to help them grow their business through social media in our group, plus continue to look for new Companies that I feel fit our group. That's me now, the "Professional Me"
Now for "Just Me" - I am proud to say I have FINALLY RAISED 2 beautiful men! Stephen and Ryan. Whom I still call by their little nicknames. We all live in different states so it is hard but there are lots of calls and face timing. And lots of I love you's going around.
I am married to Jeff who really gets me! He loves me because I am a total goofball, or in spite of, whichever, I will take it. He get's what I do. Better yet, he understands that I color little girl images, cartoon looking animals etc. That I make cards that are sweet and whimsical and never mail them out. I do blog about them, and share them with my Facebook Friends! He supports me and he thinks it is awesome! He even says I work harder and more hours a week than he does, and He's a General Manager, VP for our Newspaper. Well, you know what?  I am just going to let him think that. I feel like some days I work really hard and other days I get to play all day coloring.  So please, do not tell him. Let's let him think I work myself to the bone!
Being empty nesters that are only 50 years old. We have do have two furry children, which are spoiled to the rotten core! Tucker i.e.: "Lil Dog" our son is a 4-5lb Yorkie. He really runs the house and we just pay for everything. We just had Gigi, our baby girl who is hopefully not going to be any bigger than Tucker. She is a YorkiePoo. Mostly Yorkie, but with Poodle in her at least she will be somewhat smarter and easier to train than Tuck.
Now, let's get right down to it....What you see is what you get with me. I am just me and I love to have fun! Even in my classes. I am a goofball. My friend gave me a sign that reads, "I tried to be good, But I got bored" That is me!
I am preparing to start online classes here very soon....like real soon!  In these online classes, you will find them to be unedited!!!  I want you to feel like you are attending one of my classes live. I can't edit what I say or do if I am in a live class so why should I do it in an online class? Maybe one of these days I will take all the funny things that happen in class and put a video together. And you never know what I will say mixed up or the wrong way.  It is a must that you have a sense of humor to take my classes. And, if you are new to Copic Markers, be patient with yourself. Don't start with the hardest thing you can find. Do it right and start from the beginning, with Session 1 and keep moving up to each session. I promise you will get to where you want to be in no time. 
I would love to share my love of coloring with you!
xo,
Rhea
rheaweigand@gmail.com

My Facebook Group:

 Certifications:



Teaching:

Design Teams:





Past Design Teams:

Stampendous - Still on Teaching Team
Tiddly Inks
Make It Crafty
May Arts Ribbon
Kraftin Kimmy
Di's Digitals
Little Darlings

Guest Design Teams:

My Favorite Things
Little Miss Muffett

Publications:

Annie's Altered Art with Copics
Stampendous Catalogs
Hobby Lobby Magazines

6 comments:

LORRAINE p said...

Welcome to CNY. I was born and raised in your current location and most of my family lives there. I think you will enjoy the Fingerlakes region. There is much to do and see. I look forward to meeting you at Creativ You.
Lorraine Padden

Donna said...

I've now become a follower, Rhea. Thanks so much for your help and input. :-)

Jeannie said...

Hi Rhea, I love your work. Do you use Copic Ciao or Copic Sketch?
I'm just ordering my first copics. What colours do you suggest I start with?
Jean

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Rhea,

I was blown away by your card for Poppy Power!!!! so much so that I immediately subscribed to your blog! You have a Fantastic talent and your card left me breathless. Have you considering a video tutorial of this card in particular? Please, let me know!

Cariños,
María Alba
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

Laurie in MN said...

I was hoping you lived in MN. I saw one of your cards on Pinterest and decided to visit your blog. Then I saw you offer classes and had to know where you live.

The information you shared and the comment about laughter in your house warmed my heart. With humor and a loving family, where you live doesn't matter.

Best wishes on your new adventure and I hope your health improves.

Mieke Duckers said...

Hi Rhea, Awfully nice to know you better! great you took the opportunity to start a bussiness for yourself with the support from your husband! Love everything you do!!Best wishes, until next time!!

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