A few days ago, Kat at Mimi's Garden, tagged me to tell 8 things about myself. So the first thing I will tell you is that I love to figure out another way to do things, when it is necessary...like my kitchen sink light. I don't have one above the sink, so I use these. They are white Christmas lights. I just love them, and when they aren't on, it's just not as cheery! It is such a thrill to repurpose items.
My mind is always pondering another project or situation and the right things to do to take it to a new level...so I think a lot, and feel emotions deeply. Sometimes it's hard to sleep! Know what I mean?
My family is my most cherished possession. I try SUPER hard to never let my personal interests or passions bring them harm or neglect. It's a fine act to balance.
I have been creating since I was 4 (yes really, I told about it here). Since 2000 I have served in a volunteer position for a major Christmas production, (Easter last 2 years) as the lead Costume Designer and Director. At times there have been as many as 100 cast members on stage at one time, and the swirl of color, shimmer and patterns, was truly fascinating to me. I am passionate about fashion and textile design. As wedding season starts to roll around, I will begin to receive requests from brides and bridesmaids to alter or redesign their wedding and bridesmaids dresses. May I digress for a moment? One bridesmaid brought me two dresses that were identical. They were size 2...um don't really remember (they were on sale) and asked me if I could make them into a dress that would fit her. They didn't have her size on sale. I did! It was amazing! (sorry Diane, no I don't have a picture, but I'm learning! can you tell?) Redesign is so fun and rewarding. I believe every bride should feel like a princess in her dress. Currently, I have a wedding dress to make into a keepsake christening gown. (Diane I will take pictures) This project will be so absolutely awesome. Designing children's clothing is beyond wonderful.
For 10 years I had a decorative consulting business, and sold decorative accessories through Home Interiors and Gifts, Inc. Though I no longer have any Home Interior products, I still love the accessorizing process and do decorative consulting on a casual basis as requested. However, I find that my decorative consulting generally falls into the category of event and wedding planning. It is wonderful to help plan a "dream come true" event! Several years ago, I completed the educational requirements for a Certificate in Interior Design, and that knowledge continues to flow into my creative process.
I believe that friends are like flowers. I can never have too many.
I have notebooks full of things I have written. My friends say I should write a book, and well, I guess I have, haven't I? Joking aside, I hope I live a long HEALTHY life to do all the fun and creative projects I find interesting... so much too do, so little time!
Probably due to the experience I gained in my decorative consulting business, I don't mind public speaking. I've read that public speaking is the #1 fear. Thank you to the ones reading this, who have given me the opportunity to talk to your group. It has been a humble joy! Subject matter that I have enjoyed speaking about is generally craft, decorative or devotional/inspirational related.
OK, let me go back and see if that is eight things...oh, I've probably said to much. I think that is eight, at least! Well, that's it for today. A glimpse into a few of the things I enjoy. Have a wonderful Monday, and I've gotta scoot. Again I say, so much to do, so little time!
TaTa for now.