Welcome to my web site. Here you will find many different kinds of art. from my drawings to my gourd art. Hope you enjoy your visit.
I have been in the art field for over 30 years.
Being a self taught artist, working as an artist full-time has been a life long dream. In addition to a long professional career in a family owned busines, I have been a floral designer, a soap maker, jewelry maker, and pursued many other creative avenues.
I still enjoy bead making, working with polymer clay, ceramics, pottery and sewing. Experimenting with pyrography (wood burning), and painting, I began my obsession with gourds
My Work I've worked in watercolors, and pen/ink; but like pyrography, just love the combination of lines, shading, and texturizing that can be done on a wonderfully gourd canvas. Add carving, and sawing, and sanding and using power tools, and Wow! what fun? As my person preference. I really like the gourds to get moldy. This creates great spots and textures on the gourds.
Behind the Scenes of My Home Page Cleaning, cutting, carving, sanding, and the design or pattern to the final touches to complete a gourd piece of art . Designs from Wild life, to bird houses to a tea kettle. I owned my own soap business for about 15 years, making handmade soap, Lotion, sugar scrubs, etc. I dabble in many different kinds of crafts. Making ceramic and polymer clay jewelry.