This month's site artist, the creator of the stunning owls you now see staring back at you, is one of our most prolific contributors to the site.
Not only has she been a featured site artist at lease three (or is it four?) times, she is also a repeat Practice Bakes Perfect challenge entrant, who often enters each challenge multiple times! Her signature style of boldly painted scenes, often with the added dimension of modeled fondant figurines, is immediately recognizable to anyone who's been on the site for more than a few weeks. Yes, you guessed it . . . our November site artist is none other than the talented and very generous @Kim Damon!
Kim, thank you, ONCE AGAIN, for putting so much of yourself into beautifying our site and for contributing so actively to the growth and success of our challenges. Every one of your contributions is recognized and appreciated not only by me, but by so many others!
For those who don't yet know Kim, please read her brief bio below and also the in-depth Cookier Close-up interview that we conducted with her back in February when her first cookie art contribution appeared on our site.
Kim Damon, a hobbyist cookie decorator and family daycare owner from Potsdam, New York, USA, loves every art medium she’s ever tried – from clay, watercolor, and oil painting to hand-sewing and jewelry making.
One night, when she and her friend Rebecca (aka The Cookie Architect) got together to work on one of Rebecca’s cookie challenges, Kim first touched fondant and was hooked! Soon after, she was introduced to the cookie challenges on Cookie Connection and fell in love with the cookie community and the format of this site. Friendships developed, as did Kim’s experimentation with her new cookie art medium.
Kim’s love of God, people, color, design, and nature have all woven their way into her cookies, which she both sells and gives away. Her 29-year-old son named her business (Mom Makes Cookies), and, because he’s the oldest of her kids, that name just seemed right! Kim has been married to her best friend Tim for 29 years, and together they have six kids ranging in age from 15 to 29. For more of Kim's work, check out her Cookie Connection portfolio here.
Photo credit: Kim Damon.
Again, huge applause for Kim and her many and varied site contributions!
* P.S. If you would like your own cookie art to be considered for use on the site, I would love to see it at any time. Guidelines for submitting cookie art can be found here. We are currently seeking art for every month of 2018 except for January and February. Please also remember that featured art will be in position on the site for a month, and all featured artists get a post like this one plus their very own Cookier Close-up!