"A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep, in dreams you will lose your heartaches, whatever you wish for, you keep."
My creative journey began with a dream. I longed for something to do with my own hands and prayed hard about it. My mom is an artist, so it was already in my blood I just never got into it.
One day my mom showed me some furniture transformations online and I found an artist doing live videos, her hair was vibrant colors, she had on overalls and cowboy boots and something in that moment struck a chord in me.
My inner artist was born.
I am 53, I live in Oklahoma, I have never been married, I have a 30 year old son who is a firefighter and he recently married and has given me 3 wonderful grandbabies who rule my world. I work full time, clean homes for the elderly on weekends and paint in between.
I would be remiss not to mention my two little dogs who also help me along with life; Turbo & Wookie. My painting journey began 2 years ago.
I work on small furniture, chairs, tables, decor and any unique pieces I find. I also repurpose cigar boxes and luckily I have a carpenter a few doors down who makes wooden boxes for me as well.
My style would be best described as LOUD. I love vibrant colors, bold patterns, large florals, decoupage paper and mixing and matching all of those things together on one piece. My mom always teased me growing up saying I could never do 'plain vanilla' and it's true, What inspires me is nature, life, emotions, the sky, seeing beautiful works of other artists, sunsets & sunrises, the ocean.
Sometimes I see a piece and immediately know what all I want to do and other times a piece is rather shy and doesn't speak to me for a while.
I don't have a favorite piece I've created but a favorite pattern that is included in most of my work, the harlequin pattern. If ever I am waning in creative flow, other members of the Decoupage Queen Design Team lift me back up; we call each other art sisters and lean on each other for learning, creativity, inspiration and laughter. My art family means the world to me; for inspiration, for companionship and a connection to the world.