Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
My Beautiful Family!
My daughter Amy, tells me that if I'm going to blog, I have to do it every day! I'm not sure I can keep up with that, or if it would be 'good' or 'interesting' if I did. I guess I don't know the answer to that if I didn't either???
I took a few more pictures of my studio/shop and some of my recent projects. One of my favorites is this set of pillows, each has a close-up, contrasty picture of one of my 'kids', plus Bob and I. They were fun to make, and would great on a red couch, wouldn't they?
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.