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It seems as though I’ve been creating, repurposing, and tinkering with things for as long as I can remember. For about 10 years I sold my work at art festivals/craft fairs in the beach communities, which was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. In late 2003 I entered the online market, selling on Ebay and a friend’s website, eventually opening my own website in 2006.

In the earlier years I painted on old windows, painted on and created planters from old chairs, painted furniture, repurposed/decorated chandeliers & lamps, and built various pieces --- all in a shabby chic, garden, and beach cottage style. I still paint on windows, but have strayed away from the larger stuff because shipping is cost-prohibitive. I still do beachy type items, but have added painting pink roses over the last six years.

I still love shabby chic, anything vintage and…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 31
  • Joined April 15, 2009

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paint, wood, vintage windows, vintage pieces, paper, fabric

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About

It seems as though I’ve been creating, repurposing, and tinkering with things for as long as I can remember. For about 10 years I sold my work at art festivals/craft fairs in the beach communities, which was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. In late 2003 I entered the online market, selling on Ebay and a friend’s website, eventually opening my own website in 2006.

In the earlier years I painted on old windows, painted on and created planters from old chairs, painted furniture, repurposed/decorated chandeliers & lamps, and built various pieces --- all in a shabby chic, garden, and beach cottage style. I still paint on windows, but have strayed away from the larger stuff because shipping is cost-prohibitive. I still do beachy type items, but have added painting pink roses over the last six years.

I still love shabby chic, anything vintage and distressed, French farmhouse, and beach cottage. I only own one piece of furniture in my house that is not painted (and that’s only because I’ve never got around to painting it). 

I’ve always loved working with graphics and in my earlier years created menus, brochures, and magazine ads the old-fashioned way, literally using cut and past methods. Over the past 3-4 years I have gotten back to my love of graphic design, creating website designs, magazine ads, banners, business cards, etc.

I am the mother of one daughter and three sons, with 10 beautiful grandchildren (two boys and eight girls) ranging in age from 5 months to 15 years. They bring me lots of joy and are a huge blessing!

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