So this past year I turned 40. And I thought it was about time I figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up.
Here's a little back story to the now story...
I've always been "artistic." My mother always liked to use that description. I think it helped to explain my differences from the rest of the family. I must admit one of my earliest memories is of my crayola caddy filled with all the pretty makers, crayons and paints. I was always creating something.
When I was in high school I wanted to take a theater class but those weren't offered to freshmen so mom said "Why don't you take art instead?" And I guess the rest is history. I took art classes every year; even in the summers. I went off to college and in 5 short years earned my bachelor of arts in visual communications (read: fancy for graphic design).
My "real" career started in the advertising department at a newspaper and then switched to the production side. Learning both areas of that business helped me when I decided to go at it alone. After 5 years I decided to start my own graphic design business. And for the past 14 years I've been working from home.
It's been a great ride. In that time, my wonderful husband has been there through it all. I've worked long hours, no hours, early mornings and late nights. We've brought 3 babies into our chaos...poor things and they have held on too. They are great when it's time to "be quiet" while I'm on the work phone. They know to look for me at my desk first when they can't find mommy. Most of my clients have even watched them grow from infants to pre-teens. And although I want to keep my toes in the graphic design water; I've also gotten more antsy in the past few years. I knew it was time to do something different.
The now story...
So now I'm embarking on this new kind of creating. I've always loved old things. I live in a house that's over 100 years old. And painting is truly one of my favorite activities. My hubby is always telling the kids, "don't stand still...mom will paint you!!! So old furniture and painting seems to be a perfect fit. Plus I've been doing just that around my own house for years. I hope you like what I love and enjoy this blog and the many new things to come.
Oh and one more thing...my family (dad & brother) own hardware stores....gasp!!! Aren't I a lucky lady?
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