I have been drawing, painting and doing art of all types for a REALLY long time! I have painted on just about anything that will stand still.
Starting in high school with my first business, I painted denim shirts with my own designs. After college I painted floor cloths for interior designers in Birmingham, designed and hand painted my own line of children's clothes. Then there was a stint as ceramist, which included lamps, bowls, platters and more from my hand painted designs and sold them in several stores, as well as at the Birmingham Decorator's Showhouse. Mosaic benches and sinks were a passion for awhile. I wrote and illustrated her children's book "The Bedside Table", which was chosen by Books a Million as their book of the month in October of 1998, in Birmingham.
In 2002 I started manufacturing my line of stationery and invitations, Fabulous Designs. My line was carried by 100 of the best stationery stores across the country. After selling that business in 2008, worked on my husband's website, Alan's Invitations.
In 2011 I started a digital graphics business, Great Graphics Designs and followed shortly by a new shop, One Sassy Sister, selling personalized beach towels, flip flops, baby bibs, luggage tags and about 50 other products including my exclusive line of leggings, which now I have incorporated into this website. (Keeping up with 3 websites and 2 Etsy shops is just too much- even though I have closed my One Sassy Sister Etsy shop).
Throughout some of this time, I continued to paint when I could and sold paintings through shows, in Birmingham restaurants and private art shows.
Recently I started writing blog posts about my journey to 60- which I turned on June 8, 2017. Even though my follow through wasn't great on that, I have been encouraged by so many to continue writing it- I thought I would. So it seems I am on a new journey and adventure! We will just see where that goes!
My home is in Birmingham, Alabama where Alan and I both live and work.