Art has been in my heart and hand since childhood, back to the days of the folding table in the kitchen corner always stocked with supplies (thanks Mom!) to crafting in my real dollhouse in the backyard (thanks Dad!).
During AIY years I lost 3 of my best friends from my hometown, 2 to long brave battles with cancer and one passed suddenly from a heart attack. Making art without them was well, lonely and just awful. They were my first art BFF's.
AIY has brought me my new art family...I am so lucky and blessed!
Making art with the friends I've made at AIY has helped me grow creatively, personally and professionally! We just "get" each other!
Thank you Sallianne and Ellen for everything...
I'm so excited to be teaching this October with Linda Willis! She loves playing with paint, paper, fabric and stitching, just like me! We have had some fun fabric shopping trips in "Lil Rhody" over the years along with the "Art Girlz". Sitting and stitching (like in this photo) has probably my favorite thing to do with her (so far!)..we stitch and talk and laugh...it's perfect!