Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Monday, July 13, 2009
The Green Team in my church is very active. One of the leaders is our Director of Music James Winfield. He's very savvy regarding 'green thinking' and has saved our church a ton of $$$ in electricity. My Church is First Congregational UCC in Elmhurst and we are participating in the Elmhurst 'Cool Cities' event in Wilder Park next month. To raise a little money to cover expenses we are raffling a Rain Barrel that has been painted by artist Judy Jeske. Isn't it beautiful? We're selling tickets for a few weeks - $2. or 3/$5.
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.