About Me

I'm an art teacher originally from New York State and for many years I have experimented with several areas of creativity. Ever since I was a child, I have enjoyed sewing my own clothes and making designer outfits for my dolls. I love to pick out the little details that will make my clothing or vintage costumes and that of the purses and hand painted jeans look unique. Each bead, decorative stitching or embroidery is chosen with care, to have just the right look.

I enjoyed participating in special events such as the Menendez Birthday Festival, which takes place in St. Augustine. For that event I dressed in a 16th century Spanish wardrobe of my own design. I love working with fabric and designing special outfits, stage costumes, purses and doll clothes. Painting designer jeans and jackets is a favorite thing to do.

Lately, I have been working in paper crafting, designing scrapbook pages, making cards and altering canvases and boxes. I have learned many new techniques and I love using my  tools. About a year ago, while displaying my cards to friends, I discovered a need for handmade cards and began to sell them. My Christmas cards are very popular, but I do have many other greeting cards to display, including birthday and anniversary as well as holidays.

My husband Sandy and I moved to Florida in 1998. I looked for something to keep me busy. I became a freelance writer and my articles cover the arts and special events in northeast Florida. Along with my husband Sandy’s wonderful photographs, several of my articles have been printed nationally.
Since arriving in Florida, together we became a winning team. We enjoyed covering the theater arts for the newspaper for several years. I liked the theater arts so much that eventually I tried out and won parts in  the local productions of “Grease," “Oliver, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" and "Cabaret." I’ve danced in several rock and roll shows.

Sandy has plenty of time to enjoy his photography hobby and I use my art talents in paper crafting and sometimes on the stage.