I’m an artist.  I’ve known it since I was 5.  In the specific form of painting and in a broader light of creating something beautiful.  That covers everything from painting a picture, to painting a piece of furniture that I rescued from the trash.  From sewing to baking, to gardening, to decorating and design,–all of it, creating something of beauty.  I love it all!  I get weak in the knees over chippy, white paint–that’s my kryptonite.  That and rust and beaded board and mercury glass and zinc, chenille, fabric, flowers, old aqua bottles, chickens, new paints, texture and light and color.  Well you get the idea.  I’m madly in love with it all!

I’m also a wife to my husband who, by all accounts, puts up with a crazy girl.  Without him, I wouldn’t be able to do most anything.  I am a mom to three beautiful, young adult children that have given me immeasurable amounts of joy.  The oldest has other parents who raised her but she has lived with us while in college and afterwards a bit so we claim her as our own.

My shop called “The White Brick House”  is located in Forest VA.

I live in The White Brick House and this blog is a chronicle of what happens here.  I hope you will join me in the adventures!