About Cynthia Shaffer

Cynthia Shaffer is a photographer, mixed media artist,  and creative sewer whose love of art can be traced back to childhood. At the age of 6, she learned to sew and in no time was designing and sewing clothing for herself and others. Numerous books and magazines have featured Cynthia’s art and photography work: she is the author of Stash Happy Patchwork (Lark, 2011), Stash Happy Appliqué (Lark, 2012), co-author of Serge It (Lark 2014), author of Coastal Crafts (Sterling/Lark 2015), and Simply Stitched Gifts (Sterling/Lark 2015). Cynthia teaches Photography 101 in person at local studios as well as online through Jeanne Oliver’s Creative Network (jeanneoliver.ning.com). Cynthia lives with her husband Scott in Southern California. For more information visit her online at cynthiashaffer.typepad.com or www.cynthiashaffer.com.