In a chaotic moment brought on by my lovely children, I decided to sign up for community outreach class offered by the local community college. They offered advanced jewelry and lapidary and casting....I figured since there is nothing advanced about my jewelry knowledge, I chose lapidary. I had zero expectations out of this class, more than anything it gave me some alone time from the kids. I never expected to be hooked after my first class! OMG, I had soooo much fun. The class is four hours long and once a week for six weeks. The class consisted mostly retired folks(I think 4 in total) and everyone signed up pretty much so they could use the equipment. They needed little teaching, so basically I had a personal teacher just helping me. After this one class I was ready to buy lapidary equipment! Ok, I have to recover from all the silver I have bought and not to mention the camera equipment. Oh and did I mention this class only cost $106? So worth it. Anyway I chose to start with polishing stones. I cut them in the shape I wanted and sanded and polished them. Maybe next week I will cast a pendant for one of these stones? Good thing I have a bunch of silver lying around! ;)
I am a jack of all trades, but I feel as if I am a master to none. Always trying new things and once I start getting too familiar with one medium, I seem to change it up. At least that is my motto. I pick up hobbies like a dog picks up ticks. It is a sickness. I am a mother to three beautiful babies. My oldest is 6 and my youngest is 18 months. Yikes! People ask how I find the time, but this truly is my sanctuary. I am blessed to be able to stay home with my kiddies and work out my passion for creativity. I also have a great partner in my husband, Jed. He is always willing to help me out in my crazy antics. I am bona fide (love Oh Brother Where Art Thou). I graduated with a degree in fine arts. In my prior life, I worked as a graphic designer and owned a party rental business. I feel like I every year I hit the ground running. I guess that is how I like it.
I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful children a 3 year old and a 1 year old. It is a good thing they are so cute because otherwise I am not sure we would make it out of the toddler years. My husband is simply amazing and puts up with all my crazy ventures.