By day I design beautiful kitchen and bath remodels for my clients, by night (mostly weekends) I play with my gourds. Since before I can remember I loved anything creative. As a young girl I would color and draw more than anyone else I knew, as I got into my teenage years that creative thread had me designing homes at my kitchen table for fun. In college I majored in Interior Design and construction management, and while in school I took extra art classes every semister just to fuel my creative soul. As an adult I played with several different art mediums. I have won awards for my jewelry creations. In the past year I was lucky enough to have stumbled on the perfect form of artistic expression for me, using beautiful and unique gourds as my canvas. I can cut them, carve and drill into them, burn and dye them and turn them into the most gourdgeous luminaries you could imagine. I've just begun this journey, I can't wait to see where it takes me.
**Update - in January 2019 I moved to the beautiful town of Avon, MN where I get to be among a thriving community of artists! Here I am able to pick up where I left off in 2017 and begin to create again with furver.
If you take the time to look you will see beauty everywhere. Some are granted the incredible gift of not only seeing the beauty in the world, but also the ability to translate it to works of art for all to see.