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Married my first love, Dave, at 19, and am still loving life with him. After 5 years we began the adventure of raising two amazing munchkins turned tweens, Diego and Diella. Diego is my thoughtful, sweet, deep, innovative goofball. Diella is my generous, hard working, funny, articulate little woman.

I've loved drawing and creating things all my life, and at 9 a teacher gave my Mom a nudge toward art classes. The only community art class she could find that would take a fourth grader turned out to be a china (porcelain) painting class. So, for 4 years I learned the traditional art of hand-painting on china alongside women at least 4 times my age. I loved it!! I also attended art classes in high school, but that sums up my "formal" training. For many years, I designed jewelry, but found the limited nature of the supplies and the time required to keep up the business creatively…

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  • Born on January 1
  • Joined January 19, 2011

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Calista Renee - Intricate Timeless...

About

Married my first love, Dave, at 19, and am still loving life with him. After 5 years we began the adventure of raising two amazing munchkins turned tweens, Diego and Diella. Diego is my thoughtful, sweet, deep, innovative goofball. Diella is my generous, hard working, funny, articulate little woman.

I've loved drawing and creating things all my life, and at 9 a teacher gave my Mom a nudge toward art classes. The only community art class she could find that would take a fourth grader turned out to be a china (porcelain) painting class. So, for 4 years I learned the traditional art of hand-painting on china alongside women at least 4 times my age. I loved it!! I also attended art classes in high school, but that sums up my "formal" training. For many years, I designed jewelry, but found the limited nature of the supplies and the time required to keep up the business creatively inhibiting, unprofitable, and personally draining.

Drawing has always been my first love, and fulfilling orders for prints is streamlined which leaves room for my creativity to flow unhindered.

My style is a little eclectic... pulling inspiration from nature, multi-era styles, whatever catches my fancy.

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