Monday, August 4, 2008

Here I go again...

I finally decided to try out a blog where my friends and family can come and visit my page. I have been online journaling now for 4 years but it is usually private and only open for a few people to read. So here I go again with a new site to be able to share my days and my passion for art.

We are currently in Fairbanks, Alaska with my husband stationed at Ft. Wainwright Bassett Army Hospital as a registered nurse. We have been here for almost 2 years now. The weather is still something to get used to mostly in the winter but people are shocked to hear that from me considering this is my hometown. I have been gone for 6 years and it takes a bit of getting used to again.

I have 2 boys ages 14 and 13 who are inteligent and athletic and like to keep their Mom busy. So for now I decided to be a stay at home Mom. In our past location I worked in the school system as an Elementary School Math and Science Teacher. When we arrived here we decided that now is when the boys need their Mom the most.....yup those Junior High and High School years. This has also given me the opportunity to dive into my arts and finally have time for myself when they are at school.

I am a fused glass artist. My husband is a lampwork glass artist. With both skills we design and create glass jewelry. It started off as a hobby we shared and now it has grown to be able to sell it and share it with others. I was given the opportunity to show off my jewelry at bazaars and Gallery First Fridays. My newest venture is handing over some of my jewelry to be sold at a store downtown called The Stash. It is a place where local artists can show off their works. Everything in the store is handmade.

Besides glass I paint and create collaged work. I also dabble in photography and hope to sharpen my skills as the years go by. Action shots has been the most challenging but rewarding type of pictures because I shoot all my boys sports.

This is just a little snippet of who I am.

Currently I feel like I am in a creative journey because I finally have the courage and the desire and the time to pursue different directions in art.

I hope if you are taking the time to read this that you enjoy a step into my life.

It may be hectic at times.........hope you are ready for that ride. SMILE!

Have a great night................

1 comment:

Cheri-Beri said...

Woo hoo!! I'm your first comment :-) I'm getting my Blogger page jazzed up with a custom design. I got birthday money so I'm using that. It's only $50 and the girl is really good. Austin told me it was a waste of money. I told him it would only be a waste of money if I was taking it away from grocery money!! LOL

I think she might be done working on it as early as tonight :-)