When I was a little girl and anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, without hesitation and a lot of gusto, I answered, “An artist!” I may not have become a fine artist, like a painter or a sculptor, but I have always drawn, designed, lettered, sewed, knitted and crocheted things.
When my kids were preschoolers and my husband was a full time grad student, we needed a supplementary income to survive. I had three little ones at home and didn’t want to leave them to someone else’s care. So, what could I do? A few ideas bubbled up and soon I started a cottage industry, a new term in those days. In the daytime I tended my children, did the housework and prepared meals but as they went to bed, I flew into high gear until about 3 in the morning sewing cleverly-devised puppets. Each week I made as many puppets as was possible and then sold out by 1 pm at a weekly open air…
- Born on October 4
- Joined October 15, 2010