Artist and Creator
Having been an avid crafter and artist since
early childhood, seeing unique items evolve from odd bits of found
scraps has always been a challenge. Nothing can beat the
thrill of seeing something truly beautiful come to life within a few hours
of work -- a thrill, by the way, that only another crafter would truly understand. It's
not junk, it just hasn't been touched with love, yet!
Retirement has given me more than enough time to design and create, in addition to offering workshops for
those interested in learning crafts I've enjoyed over the years. To
me, crafting and 'fine art' are not necessarily mutually
exclusive. The mixed-media art forms of today make it almost impossible to tell where one starts and the other begins. I think if
you're the least bit creative, expressing that creativity is going to take
It isn't just that idle hands are the devil's
workshop; it's that there's something very calming and enriching within each
person enjoying their crafts -- whether creating an original work
or putting together something from a pre-packaged kit -- the end result is the same -- something to enjoy with your friends
and family and those to come in future generations.
Creativity is all around and there's nothing we enjoy more than sharing
projects and new ways of making the old like fresh and current. Artistic expression
is needed everywhere and it only
takes a very small walk through your town to see what can be done with a
bucket of paint and a brush. We are limited by our own self-doubt. Toss
it aside! This is the place for fun.
If there are any special projects you would like for online classes, please
let me know, and we'll get one started. Please feel free to contact us
for any additional information.