Friday, September 16, 2011

Featured Artisan: Ajsdesigns

Please welcome today's featured artisan, Aletha Jane Williams of Ajsdesigns.

First off, tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Aletha Jane Williams and I live in Oklahoma, or better known as “tornado alley.”  I am a self-taught artist and am still in the process of learning. I have been in the graphic arts/print production industry for many years. When I started in the industry we created everything manually, no computers involved.

I live with my husband (he’s a writer/editor and telecommutes), one cat (Lucyfur), and one dog (Watson the Dachshund).  We have two grown married children and two teenage grandsons.

How did you start creating your artwork, and how long have you been doing it?
My 15 year experience in the “crafting/art” world is rubber stamp art, mixed media, and collage. In 2009 I became disabled and cannot work outside the home. Now I can concentrate on my health and my art. My creations will always involve rubber or digi stamps. I am an obsessive collector of stamps. I feel like I am collecting little pieces of art that I can turn into my own art.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

get my inspiration from many things, but mostly from magazines, books, and online blogs and galleries. There are so many talented people out in our world. Cyber space has opened up a whole new world for me.

Outside of crafting what else do you enjoy doing?
Other activities that I am involved with are reading, cross-stitching, watching television with my husband, and spending time with our family. I am also on the treadmill everyday as part of my rehab. What takes up most of my time is running a small online business and keeping up with my group on The Crafter’s Café called Get Hippity with {ippity}. Here’s the link:

Is there anything else you would like to share?

My small business is selling {ippity} stamps by Unity. Right now I am the only “Unity Endorsed {ippity} Chick in Oklahoma. My {ippity} sales blog link is This month (September) we, me and my Design Team, are opening our blog up for challenges twice a month. That link for our Get Hippity with Ippity challenge blog is

I am on two other design teams. They are The Stamping Boutique ( ) and The Crafter’s Café ( )

My personal blog, AJ’s Designs, link is

I also have an online Etsy shop:

Thanks for the lovely interview, Aletha.




That book is amazing.

It's nice to learn more about you. These creations are fantastic.

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