I'm doing what I love today, because of a tragedy turned triumph. I never saw myself as being a professional artist or designer. I had two small children, one diagnosed with cancer as an infant. I crafted in the hospital room to pass the time and the anxiety. Soon, I was selling my work to the nurses and hospital staff and I began my professional creative journey.
In 1991 when I started, very few had the internet. There were no helpful hints on how to run a creative business, no how-to videos and craft projects were only found in magazines. I would ask other crafter's about their businesses, but most of them were unwilling to share any information about with me.
I decided I would be different, I wanted to share what I knew with others so that they didn't have to make the same mistakes that I had along the way. I wasn't going to let their negativity and rejection stop me from doing what I wanted to do and where I dreamed I could be.
I became friends with wonderful mentors who were kind enough to guide me every step of the way. And they had their work cut out for them. But, I knew one day, I would be the one giving back - And now is that "one day".
I believe if life gives lemon's - make something out of them and show them whose boss! If you are determined to work hard - you can succeed at anything! Think outside the box - do what you're scared to do - do what you DREAM! I'm here to help you make that happen.
Whether you're wanting to learn a new craft or if you have a creative business that you want to start, or take to the next level, I'm here to help you succeed and keep you motivated!
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20 years later, my kids are healthy and I'm doing what I love, motivating and inspiring others to realize their dreams too!