I am sooo excited to finally have a web sight! I love being able to share my love of designing and all things creative! I have been crafting all of my life. My talent comes from God and my biggest inspiration came from my Godly grandmother, Memommie. I couldn't wait to get to her house in Texarkanto to see what she was making. Memommie hooked rugs, made quilts and dolls, created roses out of tin can lids and designed and sewed a lot of my clothes. She could do anything I remember watching her drawing patterns on news paper that would soon become the clothes I needed. I was mesmerized by all that she could do. My mother was also creative and very encouraging in my crafting career. She was a staff member for the Blue Bonner Girl Scout Council and executive director of the Latin American Childrens Center. I was very fortunate to share in many creative experiences with her for many years. As for me I am an artist living in China Spring, Texas with my hubby Allen on the Brazos River. I have 3 grown daughters, 3 son-in-laws and 5 awesome grandchildren.
I was a stay at home mom making extra money by doing craft shows and selling my work in many different craft malls in many different states. I decided I wanted to take my painting to the next level so I took tole painting classes from the very talented Della Wetterman www.dellaandcompany.com. I found a love of painting that is still with me today! From tole painting I added painting T-shirts, which I wholesaled for a while. My painted T-shirts were even featured on a segment on the local news. During the 13 years that I was in The Craft Gallery in Waco, Texas, I painted an ornament that hung on the Christmas tree at the Library of Congress featuring the Great state of Texas.
Now I am a stay at home "MiMi" creating special orders for long time customers, selling on Etsy and setting up at a few craft shows here and there. What I love to do most is share my love of altered art with others in my new 1,500 sq. ft. studio that my very talented husband built for me. This wonderful space allows me to host classes in many different mediums for my customers, friends, Bible study groups and even childrens birthday parties. I had once attended a stained glass class back in the 70's but I later set it aside for painting. I got back into soldering in the last few years after taking a class from Tina Wright at the first Paper Cowgirl and I was hooked again! Now I have taught my own class at Paper Cowgirl on Shadow Box necklaces and taken many more classes here and there. I recently had booth with my friend Marsha Albee at the Austin, Tx Country Living Fair. It was there that I realized that I needed to go on with my work and offer it to you. I look forward to selling my art to you and maybe even getting a chance to teach you some of what I have learned!
Hands 2 Work...Heart 2 God!