the ARTIST

An Artist, a Mom to 3 amazing adult children, a Grammie to 2 sweet boys and 2 precious girls, a daughter, a sister, and a friend!

Carol’s artistic journey is a vibrant and colorful path. For over 17 years, she has poured her passion into designing custom intricate maps and luxe wedding and event stationery, each stroke telling a story behind the dreams of her clients. As the creative force behind Eight21 Studios LLC, Carol has honed her skills as both an artist and illustrator, bringing joy and whimsy to her artwork.

In the face of challenges, Carol embraced change and found new avenues for her creativity. In 2020, she embarked on a journey into the greeting card world, infusing each card with heartfelt sentiments and playful artwork. With a pen in hand and a brush as her guide, Carol's set out into this new category.

Beyond her artistic pursuits, Carol is a woman of resilience and strength. As a single mother to three remarkable adults and a proud Grammie to four precious grandchildren, she balances the demands of family life with the grace of a true artist. Her love for her family shines through in every aspect of her work, infusing her creations with warmth and authenticity. Lately Carol has made it a priority to teach the older grands the power of taking “refrigerator art" and turning it into a product to sell and a current 35th Louie Award Finalist. …And, if all else fails she cooks or bakes to get refocused and back on track.

Carol’s story is one of creativity, perseverance, and love—a testament to the power of art to inspire and uplift. Through her watercolor works and heartfelt greeting cards, she invites us to see the beauty in the world around us and to celebrate the connections that make life truly special. It's the little things that take the least amount of time too. Send paper hugs, it makes people smile!

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