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In our backroom I have an old steamer trunk tucked under my workspace. My father got it for me in New Hampshire, where I grew up. My husband and I refinished it – our first project together – many years ago. Its wheels don’t roll. It’s missing a handle. It weighs a ton. It is my art trunk – filled with paints and brushes, paper and glue, scraps and beads and who-knows-what. I love it!

I have drawn and painted my whole life – there are stories of my mother giving me crayons and paper at 2 years old and I would be entertained for hours. Since becoming a mother myself, I have also added sewing to the list of creative processes I’m attempting to master.

Nowadays, as a Chicago resident and full time mama, I spend many hours in my kids’ room and many hours roaming about the city – my acrylics on canvas paintings are where these loves…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 27
  • Joined April 3, 2010

Favorite materials

acrylics, watercolors, charcoal, mixed media, fabric, wool, thread, buttons, beads, glue, imagination

About

In our backroom I have an old steamer trunk tucked under my workspace. My father got it for me in New Hampshire, where I grew up. My husband and I refinished it – our first project together – many years ago. Its wheels don’t roll. It’s missing a handle. It weighs a ton. It is my art trunk – filled with paints and brushes, paper and glue, scraps and beads and who-knows-what. I love it!

I have drawn and painted my whole life – there are stories of my mother giving me crayons and paper at 2 years old and I would be entertained for hours. Since becoming a mother myself, I have also added sewing to the list of creative processes I’m attempting to master.

Nowadays, as a Chicago resident and full time mama, I spend many hours in my kids’ room and many hours roaming about the city – my acrylics on canvas paintings are where these loves intersect! I paint things I enjoy in a fun way that appeals to both children and adults alike – not too cute, not too serious.

Always the optimist, my goal is to help make the world a more beautiful place, even if it’s just one wall, corner or nook at a time – thanks for stopping by!

(psst - you can also find me at CraftingConnections.etsy.com - where I publish a children's nature craft magazine & offer supply kits)

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Did you know I have a fun blog full of creative DIYs, shop spotlights, behind the scenes and more? Check it out at: AisGladToBeHere.blogspot.com

- Facebook: www.facebook.com/Glad.To.Be.Here

- Twitter: AisGladToBeHere

- Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/GladToBeHere/

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