I first opened The Peg Boardas a storefront in my then home town of Grosse Ile, Michigan. My love of homes and buildings lead me to make Home Portraitsmy specialty. Using a technique I learned in college, I do my drawings with a ballpoint pen. This affords me the ability to do detailed drawings with subtle shadowing similar to that of a pencil drawing
As a self-taught calligrapher, I began addressing wedding invitations. To compliment this service, I added wedding invitations to my business. Soon, combining both my calligraphy and drawing talent I began to do my own
a "nautical" theme store in nearby Wyandotte. This proved to be a favorite gift for Father's Day Christmas and Anniversaries. Having my own store was fun, I was able to take my granddaughter to work with me so I could baby sit. I had a crib and play room all set up in the back of the store. I met many wonderful people
and made a lot of new friends.
Among my best sellers were my Wedding/Anniversary Certificates and Baby Certificates. These are personal affordable gifts that are definitely "keepers"
In 1999 I closed the store and went to work full time as the advertising manager for our home town newspaper. It was a great opportunity and time for a change.
In 2002 my husband retired and it seems like "overnight" we moved "up-north". We built a large garage and I finished off the upstairs as a studio for me. This is where I do my work now.
After we moved into our new home, the cinder block foundation began to wear on my nerves. I found it extremely unattractive. This is when I came up with my"faux brick"technique. Looks better doesn't it?
Next I started painting on walls. I guess you could say I started back when I opened my store as I painted large flowers on the walls there. But now I take it seriously, however most of my work can be viewed on the walls of my grandchildren.
As you can see, I enjoy what I do and continually try new things. I enjoy the people I have met doing my craft and feel blessed to have been apart of their gift giving. A little bit of me goes into each project I do
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