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Glass artist living in 'The Heart of Europe' (aka Belgium).....I grew up in Florida and spent a great deal of time (including what my teachers considered school time) on the white sandy beaches of the 'Emerald Coast'. I was what you might call a bit of a rebel! I also yearned for travel and adventure so I decided at a young age to join the Navy. This I did firstly for the travel and secondly for the educational benefits...oh yea I did it for the measly wages also! So...I spent some wonderful years seeing a lot of the Caribbean and Europe and simply having a great time! (I also did a bit of work.) Fast forward (a lot!!) to 1989....I came to SHAPE Belgium for what was to be my final tour of duty in the navy. As a good friend once put it...'I arrived in Belgium, met my husband and came to a screeching halt!' (There were so many handsome soldiers running around the place I just had to pick one.)…

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  • Born on October 18
  • Joined June 18, 2009

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Glass artist living in 'The Heart of Europe' (aka Belgium).....I grew up in Florida and spent a great deal of time (including what my teachers considered school time) on the white sandy beaches of the 'Emerald Coast'. I was what you might call a bit of a rebel! I also yearned for travel and adventure so I decided at a young age to join the Navy. This I did firstly for the travel and secondly for the educational benefits...oh yea I did it for the measly wages also! So...I spent some wonderful years seeing a lot of the Caribbean and Europe and simply having a great time! (I also did a bit of work.) Fast forward (a lot!!) to 1989....I came to SHAPE Belgium for what was to be my final tour of duty in the navy. As a good friend once put it...'I arrived in Belgium, met my husband and came to a screeching halt!' (There were so many handsome soldiers running around the place I just had to pick one.)

I guess I've always been creative in one way or another. When I was in high school I made most of my own clothes. While in Antigua I was the base photographer and spent many hours developing my photos. I've also worked with wood and ceramics. In 2001 I took a class to learn the technique of Tiffany glass. I found that I really enjoyed working with glass and not long after had my own studio in one corner of our basement. A couple of years later I became really interested in fusing and lampwork (making glass beads). To make a long story short I now have taken up most of the basement and my studio is now devoted primarily to making glass beads. I love what I do!!

I live just outside of Brussels with my husband and two teenage sons. I couldn't manage to do the things I do without their support. I'm very lucky to have such a wonderful family!

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