Cindy Shepard is a full time mixed media artist who offers workshops at Sparks Creative Arts Studio in Arlington, Texas and nationwide. Her love for experimenting with techniques and mediums has led her to develop a series of workshops exploring creativity called Run With Scissors, Play With Paint™. Cindy believes art should be accessible to everyone, she has nine grandchildren and has spent many years in the studio with them. She credits them with her ability to let go, be playful and silly, stand up proudly and say "look what I can do".
After becoming a Certified Zentangle Teacher the mindful patterns of Zentangle® often find their way into her whimsical, colorful art work. She has been published in many of the Zentangle books and co-authored 'The Beauty of Zentangle' and 'Zentangle 12'.
Cindy began her art career as a jewelry and assemblage artist. Her love for recycled materials led her to write her first book, 'Bottle Art', a how-to book for bottle cutting. As her interest in art grew she began working in art journals and with other substrates. 'Stash and Smash Art Journal Ideas' came about from her love of repurposing paper and other recycled materials into her art work.