Collecting bits of paper, fabric, thread and found objects then turning them into colorful paper, art journals and quirky accessories with a boho vibe.
Paper Arts - collage, origami, chigiri-e, kirigami, etc
Journal Making and Art Journaling
Fiber Arts - sewing, knit, crotchet, embroidery, spinning, upcycling, etc.
Lynda Shoup is a mixed media fiber artist who makes art journals, collage, handmade books, hand spun yarn, needlework and printing. Her work often uses recycled materials and focuses on how disparate materials and ideas can be combined to create harmony.
Lynda studied art at the Munson Williams Proctor School of Fine and Performing Arts and Utica College for a year before transferring to Western Connecticut State University. After earning her B.A. in Communications she lived in Tokyo, Japan where she taught English Language and worked as a copy editor for Japan Publications Trading Company in the Japanese traditional crafts division. She translated three books The Joy of Flower Arranging, Rice Bowl Recipes and The Joy of Antique Beading. Her free time was spent learning the traditional arts of Japanese dance, flower arranging, kimono, and cooking. She later earned her Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University and worked as an elementary school librarian for more than ten years.