I love to create!
… especially beautiful gifts and decorative, yet practical, one-of-a-kind items made from things normally discarded or recycled. All items are custom made and most can be personalized.
I’m an avid window shopper! While admiring products in stores, the fun is trying to figure out how to replicate them with repurposed materials.
At a very early age, I was blessed with God-given gifts of sketching and drawing. While I eventually lost those special skills, they were replaced with crafting and calligraphy abilities.
Caring for the environment also motivates me. While an environmental educator for many years, I learned, through extensive research, that using less and creating as little waste as possible benefits individuals, communities, and the environment. This saves us money so we, and our community leaders, can spend less for services.
Being creative is very fulfilling to me, and I have more ideas than I’ll ever make in a lifetime. I believe everyone is creative — even those who don’t think they are! Those who attend my workshops are always surprised at what they can make with a little effort and ingenuity. My goal is to spread the “repurposing” word to as many students and adults as possible, get them involved in workshops, and have them experience the satisfaction of making something beautiful with their own hands!
Other things I love:
- Chocolate (Every. Day.)
I sincerely believe the words summed up in a motto I adopted years ago:
If I hear, I forget.
If I see, I remember.
If I do, I understand.