You may be asking, so what is it exactly that I do? Or how is it that I came to do what I do?
Over the years while still living my corporate life, I continued being creative. I remember one of my high school teachers once explaining to us how she decoupaged her floor. I also remember deciding then that I would be like her and make all my decorations and artwork for my own home some day. As the years have gone by, I pretty much have. I have painted watercolor pictures for my walls; made curtains, bedspreads, pillows; and even made all of my lampshades.
Knowing that I would someday retire from my day job, I had to determine what kind of an artist I wanted to be when I grew up. Back in January of 2010, I signed up for a Fabric Embellishing class at a local quilt shop, The Great American Quilt Factory. It was taught by Heather Thomas, a wonderful and very knowledgeable teacher, from whom I have learned so much. She opened my eyes to a whole new world of art making. I knew then that I had found what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a fabric artist. Looking back, I realized that I was already doing fabric art in my home décor and lampshade making. I just hadn't thought about it.