Thank you for stopping by my Blog. For those of you that are reading my blog for the first time, I’ll give you a little bit of info. about me. I am married, and have one adult daughter, a step-daughter that is almost 18, a yellow Labrador Retriever that loves to eat, and a long-haired princess kitty named Jinxy.
When I first started making jewelry, I would spread out what I was working on, usually on my bed and Jinxy would lay and watch. I have always called her my helper, but in all reality she just waits for any opportunity that she sees, to steal anything that is shiny or if it’s plastic, she likes to chew stuff up. Fortunately, my theme is Cameos and Jinxy can’t chew them.
I am so appreciative to our Blog Hop and Master Class Instructor, Brenda Sue Lansdowne, the owner of B’Sue’s Boutique, which is where I buy all of my brass stampings, and anything else that I need in order to make my jewelry, for offering this class and being so willing to share her wealth of knowledge. Since class began on January 5th, she has been unknowingly to us, steering each of us into the direction of not only learning what our style is when it comes to jewelry, but she has been having us take a good hard, long look, at who we are. Who am I?
I have always been involved in one form of art or another my entire life. I was in choir all through school and after was in a semi-professional group for a bit. Then life changed as it usually does when I had my daughter. During the years I was married to her father I took a few college classes here and there, English Literature, Children’s Lit, Writing for Children. I took Art classes too, drawing and paint. I even worked for a collectibles company and hand-painted figurines while my daughter was young. I worked in car sales, then as a Licensed Realtor and worked in the Classifieds department of a big newspaper here in Michigan. After my daughter’s father and I separated, I went back to school at age 40. Sounds horrible doesn’t it, not really, it was hard though because I was still trying to find out who I was, and I met my husband whom was extremely understanding when I had a lot of homework, and has been my rock while I have had to deal with medical issues that forced me to stop school and working, just shy of an MBA in Marketing.
So, what have I learned? A Lot, especially about myself. I’m stronger than I thought I was. I’m not afraid to go down the stairs like my dog, Bailey. I have not narrowed down my style completely, but I’m guessing B’Sue will have a special way of showing each of us how to discover it before this class is done. I am certain, I’ll have more to show you all then.
Below is a list of all of the participants in the B’Sue Boutique’s Build A Line Challenge, which I am taking part in. I hope you’ll join me and visit my friends and classmates too. The hops are all on Fridays for the 2016 class.
Brenda Sue is our instructor/mentor and I just love her dearly for all of the help she has given me and I hope that I can show my appreciation in return some day (soon, I hope).
Please mark your calendars and join us!