I hate these about pages. It’s so weird trying to sum up your existence in a few paragraphs. But here it goes!
I’m an artist. I’m an artist who grew up not exactly poor but with very limited resources, material wise. I was, however, very blessed to have the most creative people for parents and 4 incredibly creative siblings. From birth my parents taught us to create. They taught us that the process of creating was fun, that if you really thought about it, you could figure out something to make do with what you had on hand and most importantly that the end product didn’t have to measure up to any standard of perfection.
I’m persnickety about much of my life in general but I feel incredibly blessed to be content with crooked seams and bunched fabric and slightly askew buttons. It saves me so much stress!
Growing up with 6 other artists in the house was awesome! My mom expressed her artistic flair with fabulous meals, repurposing items for decorations and leading hundreds of children’s craft workshops.
My dad exercised his creativity as a mechanic. It’s amazing to watch him fix things with tools he’s made himself! He also repurposes items for other uses. He repurposes so much that it’s hard for me to actually think of a particular example to write here. It’s just a way of life that I’m grateful to have inherited!
One of my favorite memories of my childhood is ‘dump day’. We’d all ride to the dump in my dad’s truck, chuck our garbage and then scour around for treasures.
All my siblings found their own ways to exercise their creativity with handcrafts, mechanics, music, writing and humor. And we all bounced ideas off of each other and created things together.
So I told you all that so that you’d understand why I recycle, reconstruct and repurpose. I just couldn’t live any other way.
I absolutely love to browse other artist’s blogs, Etsy and Craftster and get ideas for projects.
I feel strongly in freely sharing ideas.
I like to think that, by keeping a craft blog, I’m an author of a book in a library, free to anyone who may wish to borrow it and create something from its’ ideas.
It may not be a direct exchange with the artists out there who have given me ideas but it’s good enough!
So thank you for visiting my blog and reading about me. I hope you leave a comment so I can visit your creative blog!