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The Makers of Craftsy: Meet Tracy

Tracy, who’s on our data science team, has a passion for paper. It all started when she was a child and discovered her love for collaging. Needless to say, she’s been on that paper train ever since!

Tracy Schifeling at Craftsy

“I like working with paper cut-outs because you can rearrange the pieces and try out new ideas,” Tracy says. So it’s no surprise that her favorite part of collaging is the assembly process. She loves being able to experiment with different forms and colors, transforming bits of colored paper into a whole new work of art, and is always surprised by the end result.

Tracy cutting pink paper

Like many of us, Tracy finds a lot of her inspiration on Pinterest, where she collects new ideas for shapes, patterns and color combinations to use in her assemblages. “I’m especially inspired by the designs on textiles and ceramics,” she says.

If you’ve ever worked with paper before, you probably know that it’s key to have a comfortable workspace with plenty of room to experiment. Tracy likes working on a big wooden table where she can comfortably spread out all her supplies.

Tracy working on paper crafts

Once her workspace is organized, there’s one last thing Tracy does before diving into a new collage — pick out a playlist! “I definitely went through a phase of listening to the La La Land soundtrack on repeat,” she says with a laugh.

What’s your go-to soundtrack for making? Share in our comments below! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @BeCraftsy to read more about our makers.

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Sheila Gunther

Thank you for sharing Tracy

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Betty Pegram

Love meeting all the different Craftsy ‘s designers. I love seeing and learning about these talented people. I love Craftsy. I own 89 classes. It’s great to see way this program is so successful. Great talent. Keep up the fine work. Love meeting everyone.

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Christina Smith

I agree with music and the art running simultaneously! I often put on inspirational music it helps me dream and think beyond the box. Art affects mood and my mood is extremely important when entering into a project. I have to be in almost dream state in order to create! Thank you Tracy for your example! It’s fun to meet a kindred spirit.

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