The Artists’ House started one happy day when I married a boy who was an artist. I too loved to create things and so side-by-side we created beautiful things together, with our daughter Monet giggling by our sides. One day I realized that I too was an artist, not just an artist’s wife, and so I started a business of my own, designing applique quilts and fabric wall art creations. Now I have two great loves, my family and my art.
I've quit my day job twice now. The first time I quit I had plans to go back to school to get my MFA. Soon fear struck my very core though and before I was even enrolled in school I was back out there looking for a job linked to my degree. My degree is in education and while I genuinely love children and aspects of teaching; my heart and my hands longed to be somewhere else. They longed to be at home with my daughter and in my studio sewing; it seems that is where I am most at peace. And so this year I quit my day job again and I'm "living the dream". It sounds all happy and sunshine I'm sure, but it's difficult caring for a child and running a business. It's amazing though, how if you love your work, truly love it, all of a sudden it keeps you up late by choice, and inspires you to rise at 5:30 in the morning.
And so now, I make things. I make things that make a house not just a house, but a home. I make things that add character, warmth, and charm to a space, without the extravagance that might otherwise make beautiful things inaccessible to those with children.
Do you need help bringing a little charm and warmth into your home? I'm your girl. Not only do I craft beautifully handmade items, quilts and wall art to name a few, but I can also help you finish or create projects of your own. And here at The Artists' House Blog you can find inspiration for your own home: printable sewing patterns for handmade quilts, applique embroidery designs, do it yourself online tutorials, ideas for green living, gardening tips, and free food recipes.
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