Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Chinese Dragons and other things I've gotten myself into
I can't believe I did it again! Went and volunteered to 'do something'. This time, it's a Chinese Dragon like costume for 6 to 8 adults to wear for our local St. Patrick's Day parade! Actually, it's going to be a 'Clutter-Bug', made from recyclables, 'worn' by members of our church's Green Team. Others are going to collect empty water bottles and similar stuff along the parade route. I'm doing green hats and bow-ties for them with First Congregational Church Green Team, and our Tree of Life logo on them. Good ideas - but lots of work. The good news is that it seems we CAN get into the parade. Originally we were told there's a waiting list. Maybe they like the idea, too.
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.