Decorating

 

Decorating and designing or better yet, crafting, has always been a passion of mine. Even when I was young, my mother could hear me dragging a bookshelf or bed from one side of the room to the other. What can I say – I like change and renewal. It’s genetic really; my grandmother was constantly moving furniture around in her home, so much so that when her husband would return home late from work, he was never sure what he might bump into. I also was constantly making things (crafting) and painting (even though it was paint by number).

Today I am still moving furniture following in my grandmother’s footsteps, but I’m also continuing my own tradition of creativity by stretching my wings a bit; delving into driftwood designs and my passion from a past life (teen summer job) – silk flower arrangements and wall hangings. I have also tried my hand at painting on more than room walls; fence art, cornhole game, and canvas.

You have to start somewhere, and if you think you might enjoy trying something new I encourage you to go for it. I left my easel in the closet for two years before having the courage to face my demons; you know, the ones that say you don’t know what you’re doing. I’m tired of letting them rule me, and now, I’m going for it, whether just for myself or commissioned by others. I have learned a lot over the years and I’m having fun trying new things.

I will use this page to display the things I have made. Enjoy, and go for whatever your demons tell you ‘you can’t do’, because you can!

 

Driftwood ladder, surfboard, wreath.