Date Joined: April 18, 2013
Last Online: October 19, 2016
Birthday: December 8
Country: United States
I am an artist and love painting. For many years I have worked as an independent floral stylist. My work has been featured in various catalogs and magazines. American Bride, Brides magazine, M Stewart, Southern Accents, etc. I have worked on parties and weddings for a number of celebrities and politicians over the years. I have retired from that type of life style as I felt my life was per planned for many months / sometimes years ahead. The work was challenging and inspiring as well as exciting. Now I have time to pursue my thirst for making my art and traveling. I love to garden and have created garden art using found objects and mosaic. I have sold a few of these pieces, they are on display in gardens in NY and Maryland I am married. I have 5 children ( two litters, 3 and then twins ) . I have 4 grand sons and long for a grand daughter. My daughter in law just had twin girls. Oh happy day!!! I am an active participant in " journaling through art " with a group of 12 women and 1 brave man. I exchange a journal with one of my daughters. We create a page and send it back and forth, across the country, to each other. I have created altered books and journals, always carry a journal with me on trips. Every year, I create valentines which I mail to g friends and family. It has become a tradition that they all look forward to receiving. I really can't say what my favorite color is...there are so many to choose from. I do gravitate toward blues and greens of nature. I love birds. Have built many different houses for them in my gardens and surrounding woods I admire and respect anything crafted by hand. Many of my friends and I swap pieces amongst our selves. I am looking forward to sharing the creative expressions of our lives with one another. I am very dependable and can keep to a time restraint. I am adventurous and love to try new techniques and meeting new people.
Last year,2015, my husband was operated on for a cancerous brain tumor. He lost the use of his left hand, had very little mobility in his arm, and had difficulty with walking and speaking clearly. He had radiation and then six months of chemo. In late Augustt we sold our house. I was the sifter of all accumulation and possessions. I was also the chief packer and unpacker of possessions we kept. I had to immediately drop out of all of my swaps as this diagnosis came out of the blue. I was unable to complete the swaps I had joined. Most of my partners were very understanding. I had always been rated with 5s and was never late. This year, I have resolutely decided to rejoin Swapbot, to create art and to complete the swaps I have left from 2015. I have contacted all of my partners and am sending out their items as I make them. I hope to have my Dashboard up to date within a few weeks. I would also like to join new swaps. I hope that everyone understands that I am not a flaker and I did not intentionally not keep my commitments to my partners.
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