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They say "Necessity is the mother of invention" and that was true for me. As a young single mother with two children under 5 years old, I had to figure out how to support my family. I turned to my European heritage for inspiration and began painting furniture with colorful folk art designs, going to art shows and finally opening a workshop where people could come and custom order their pieces. This was the beginning of a long and inspiring journey as a teacher, artist and designer. In recent years I've branched out to designing figurines for a manufacturer, making jewelry, incorporating collage into my painted pieces and promoting other artists' work in my shop and gallery. Each day is an opportunity to be grateful, to encourage others and to make art.

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  • Born on May 1
  • Joined June 11, 2010

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Ephemera, paint, scissors, glue, canvas, beads, medals, flea market finds

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About

They say "Necessity is the mother of invention" and that was true for me. As a young single mother with two children under 5 years old, I had to figure out how to support my family. I turned to my European heritage for inspiration and began painting furniture with colorful folk art designs, going to art shows and finally opening a workshop where people could come and custom order their pieces. This was the beginning of a long and inspiring journey as a teacher, artist and designer. In recent years I've branched out to designing figurines for a manufacturer, making jewelry, incorporating collage into my painted pieces and promoting other artists' work in my shop and gallery. Each day is an opportunity to be grateful, to encourage others and to make art.

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