Jerry and Opal's Profile

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Welcome to the Apron Strings Owl Lady Shop

I have always loved art, music, sewing, painting - dancing! All of it - this shop is pure love from my sweet husband - Jerry -giving me something to paint, and a outlet to create, be myself and heal through the arts - after I became ill and took early retirement - ( I was a teacher) - in 2008. This is his gift to me - his spare time, expertise, wonderful woodworking skills and all the genius designs he creates for little ole' me to paint and love. Enjoy my gift! It's from the heart of a honest, caring man to his wife of over 30 years :)

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Hello! We are a husband and wife team, Jerry & Opal - this is our home based studio of unique, original decor and gifts. We design and hand paint wooden owls, themed outdoor and…

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  • Joined November 27, 2015

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wood, pebbles, natural items, poly and silk flowers, paint of all mediums, fabric, preserved and dried materials, imagination, love

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About

Welcome to the Apron Strings Owl Lady Shop

I have always loved art, music, sewing, painting - dancing! All of it - this shop is pure love from my sweet husband - Jerry -giving me something to paint, and a outlet to create, be myself and heal through the arts - after I became ill and took early retirement - ( I was a teacher) - in 2008. This is his gift to me - his spare time, expertise, wonderful woodworking skills and all the genius designs he creates for little ole' me to paint and love. Enjoy my gift! It's from the heart of a honest, caring man to his wife of over 30 years :)

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Hello! We are a husband and wife team, Jerry & Opal - this is our home based studio of unique, original decor and gifts. We design and hand paint wooden owls, themed outdoor and indoor birdhouses, offer owl pebble art, wooden paper towel holders, floral creations, bulletin and jewelry boards, as numerous other country crafts.

We're both artsy craftsy and love what we do - taking a stack of lumber, wreaths, fabric etc. and turning them into usable, beautiful, custom art, home & yard decor, and gifts.

Jerry grew up in the heart of California, Madera - Opal, that's me - I was born and raised a valley girl, Orange County California, Huntington Beach, cruising Bellflower Blvd, the whole Hot August Nights life.

Jerry is a all around fix anything guy (remodeled our kitchen) loves to work in the wood shop designing and making projects - everything made of wood in our shop, he designed and built. He is an accomplished upholsterer as well with his car designs featured years ago in a couple of hot rod magazines. His latest upholstery job was making us a retro dining room complete with red and white 1950s restaurant booths, with chairs and tables. He loves collecting vintage and has a shop at JerrysVintageDepot.etsy.com

I have my Master's degree in Education, a teacher for years and Community College technician. I've always loved the arts - I paint, write songs, love music, have comforted many with my poetry and biggest of all write.. I have written a couple of self published books and worked at the local newspapers for years as a reporter/photographer. I was also featured in CRAFTS magazine for one of my books and in many craft publications.
When I retired early, and our youngest two kids went off to college, I needed something to do - Jerry started making wood crafts for me to paint, and that's how we got here.

That's us! We are honest, down to earth - and if you need to ask us anything, just send a conversation. Thank you!

Blessings, Jerry & Opal
© Apron Strings Owl Lady All Rights Reserved by Designer/Artist/owner Jerry Leasure 2016

"When you buy something from an artist you're buying more than an object. You're buying hundreds of hours of errors and experimentation. You're buying years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You're not buying just one thing, you are buying a piece of a heart, a piece of a soul... a small piece of someone else's life." -Unknown

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