For as long as I can remember, even as a child, I loved creating. I learned to sew as a little girl, making dresses, skirts, swim suits, even men's shirts. The satisfaction of seeing that finished piece, it was a great feeling. I continued with my sewing all thru my school years, I was active in my local 4-H. Some of my clothing pieces even made it to the county fairs.
But everything changed when I visited an aritst who painted on canvas with oil paints. My new love for creating was found. I immedialty went head first into painting on canvas. After several years I came across an artist who gave private lessons. Sign me up I said, so for 3 months I would spend time with this artist, I learned so much, how light and shadowing work together and how paint can give highlights and lowlights.
So many years passed and I had found my new love, and that was metalsmithing, working with a torch to heat metal to make beautiful jewelry. I am a self taught artist on metal work. I really loved the creative process of making jewelry, I found beautiful turquoise stones and turned them into pieces of jewelry. This is when I started my homebased business. My jewelry was sold in local stores in my area, and my jewelry has been in magazines like Cowboys & Indians, aswell as Cowgirl magazine.
One day I was reading an issue of Cowboys& Indians and saw a beautiful handbag made from a gorgeous cowhide and leather. My mind was storming inside with so many ideas of bags that I could make. I began with a pencil and paper and started drawing out pictures and patterns of handbags that I would eventually make into beautiful handbags. More later Peace