Art? If you would have told me as a kid that I would grow up to be an artist of any kind, I would have thought you were nuts! My dream to become an attorney, and then thought I would go into Financial Management at Clemson, changed to Secondary Education - Mathematics. Getting married and having kids by 20, veered my path into a completely different direction.
My artistic journey began way back about 26 years ago when I was introduced to rubber stamping when someone demonstrated heat embossing. I was like, 'WHAT IS THIS SORCERY!??' But that was all it took to realize I was hooked! It ultimately became my creative outlet from being a stay-home-mom of 4 children. Shortly after came scrapbooks, paper crafts, polymer clay, watercoloring, and so on and so on. My artwork was published in several books, magazines, and catalogs. I started teaching in stores in the upstate of South Carolina and in the mountains of North Carolina. I had a passion for all things art but mostly for wanting to share what I have learned.
I eventually went back to college to obtain not one but TWO art and design degrees 9 days before my 40th birthday. That is what led me to my job at Michaels in Custom Framing as a Manager and Personal Designer. The opportunity to be able to teach again has me excited! I can't wait to meet you and hopefully begin a new creative and artistic journey for you. So, let's get started!