Title: Hallmark Artist
Date started at Hallmark: 1981
Date started at Keepsakes: 1994
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Nina Aubé was telling people she was going to be an artist almost from the day she first spoke in complete sentences.She doesn't remember it herself, but her sisters recall a nearly perfect ear of corn sculpted from children's modeling clay by the self-proclaimed future artist. And their enthusiastic appreciation of Nina's efforts had much to do with her development. The sisters would even play art-based games together, a particular favorite of which Nina called "Draw in the Dark." You can easily guess how the game was played and how much giggling took place once the lights came on and the unpredictable results became visible. Nina's artistic gifts occasionally caused problems at school. Classmates would plead with her to complete their art projects for them. And her attention during math class would sometimes be more strongly fixed on a sketch taking shape in the margin of a worksheet than on what was taking place at the chalkboard. A running theme in Nina's art has been fashion. As a girl, she loved drawing women sporting the trendy styles of the '60s and '70s. If you look closely, you'll sometimes find unique clothing touches embellishing the signature sweetness of Nina Aubé's Keepsake Ornament designs.
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