I recently retired from my fulltime job to slow down, simplify my life
and explore my creative potential as a craft artist. I spend most of my
time and creative energy making greeting cards of which I don't think
I'll ever run out of ideas.
I've always loved greeting cards. Before I started making them I
collected the mass produced store bought ones. Some I would send out to
friends and family and some I would keep because I liked the design or
subject. They truly are small works of art that I think are sometimes
In addition to making greeting cards I do other paper craft work,
altered art and decor. I sew and crochet. I've taught classes at a
local sewing and craft shop in Cincinnati where I used to live.
I've had no formal training in craft arts or design but cannot say that
I am an entirely self taught artist. I have had help along the way from
other designers and artists both formal and informal who have not
minded sharing their knowledge. I've learned from students who were
there to learn from me and I ended up learning as much from them.
I love to learn new techniques, play, and experiment with different
mediums. I love to explore thrift shops, antique malls, flea markets
even hardware stores to find new and interesting things to incorporate
into my art.