Buffalo, NY, United States
Hiya !!! I hope you will enjoy the vast variety of useful lovely things I have made. Lots of wonderful window-shopping, too.
painting, fine art, drawing, crocheting, jewelry, sewing, quilting, fabric, yarn, knitting, cards, rubber stamping, shrink art, music, playing harp badly, playing recorder ok, movies, baking, cooking, houseplants, my son Jon. not in this order !!!
Skills and Techniques
I can make breakfast in 10 minutes or under. My pizza is better than anything you can buy. I attended various colleges for over 7 and 1/2 years, and got a truly good education. I can peel an apple off in one piece about 3/4ths of the time. I am very good with scizzors, and I can knit, crochet, and embroider. I learned to draw after I reached the age of reason, and my style reflects this. No unnecessary lines, lines thick and thin where they should be. I enjoy my life as fully as I can.
Get to Know
I have 7 and a half years of a university education and no degrees. This takes some talent and determination. I AM however, a professor in the University of Hard Knocks. And I also have awarded myself a doctorate in watercolors for completing the painting "Goldfinches in the Snow", what I sell as a print in the shop. ( I started watercolors to get better at the distinguished brushstroke in oil painting, and wound up falling in love with the medium. Oils are more forgiving, but watercolors are ever- fresh.)
Jon (my son) is at the heart of my life. We are very close.
I have finally become a person I can be proud of, not becuz of any inherent decency of my own, but becuz Life demanded it of me, and I could only acquiesce. I am as I wished to be in the beginning, I am, an artist.
I lost too much on the way, so my lines are correct and crisp, forced into minimalism by tunnel vision. I try very much not to produce fluff. I think that every Lovely Thing must have a purpose or live up to a vision that is not solely my own.
I have a passionate love for what I am now doing. My ultimate aim is to create things so beautiful that you (yes, YOU) cannot simply pass them by. I hope you will want to make one or two your OWN.
This is what you see when you walk into my playpen.
Within the same room, our "office".
My workbench, and our dining table. Also packing center- - - this is where I package your goodies.
Last but not least ! This is my son, Jon, who helps me with just about anything I need.