About the Artist
This page is about me!!
This picture was an accidental double exposure.
It's an old picture of me and my kids.
I think it's a perfect representation of me with my kids always on my mind.
People that come to the page either want to know about me or my beading, so I
will try to write something about both on this page.
To start with I'm 52 years old. Sometimes I feel like an 18 year old and
sometimes, when I'm having a hard time getting up and down, I feel 80 years old.
I have two children; a wonderful daughter who is 32 and all grown up.
My son, who is 28 and just got married.
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and I am very proud of the place of
I have two wonderful parents that raised me and two sisters that I still
keep in contact with.
I started doing arts and craft shows when I was 17 years old.
I was a silversmith at the time.
Since then I have done several types of arts and crafts and love to work in
all sorts of mediums.
I started beading when I was pregnant with my son, so that was a long time
Who am I now?
I've had Crohns disease since I was in my teens, though it wasn't diagnosed
until I was almost thirty. I lived with the disease for a long time without knowing what was wrong with
I learned to hide the pain, and my feelings.
The disease hit me hard about 9 years ago.
Then I really started beading!!!
I was in and out of the hospital and couldn't go anywhere or do anything.
My beads gave me comfort and security. It's funny that you can find those
things in such little tiny beads. I found that when the pain killers
didn't work, the beads did.
On a Happier Note!
I am a very happy person!!
I live in the woods about 45 minutes to a real town, and 20 mile to the
closest gas station, and we don't go there!
I love the place I live in and enjoy all the animals and wild life that
lives here with me.
I have a caregiver that is also my bestest friend T-lou, we have been
together for 15 years now and Plaidshark who has been with us for 8 years.
I have good friends and a good life!!
My favorite pictures
This is a picture of Stormy, the baby deer that adopted us.
She came to us one stormy night.
It had been raining and someone brought her to us, as they had found her in the
middle of the road still in the birth sac.
When we got her she was no bigger than a kitty cat.
We raised her in the house until those little sharp hooves of hers were a bit
scary waking up to in the morning.
We moved her outside and day by day she became more intertwined with the wild
life of the outside world. Every year when the new baby deer come to eat apples with their moms, we all
wonder if that mom could be our Stormy!
This is a picture of my favorite piece of bead work.
I call him Brahmbear.
He hangs where I can see him when I wake up every morning.
He makes me smile!!
We have the most wonderful sunsets here!!
My favorite saying is "Think Happy! Be Happy!" You know, when you think of sad
stuff, how it just makes you think about more sad stuff.
Well it works the other way around too! If you think of happy stuff, it just
makes you think about more happy stuff, and pretty soon, what do you know.
You've got a smile on you face, and that spreads too!
I just love doing the Yahoo Avatars! It's so much fun. Like playing cutout paper
dolls when I was a kid, and it's kind of like shopping with out the cost too!
If you like to play!!
Click on the picture of the Pond or Space.
Because I like to learn new things everyday!
Hugs and Kisses to all that enjoy life as much as I do!!
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