When I’m not chasing my kids around making sure they’re fed and clothed (seriously, why must they become spontaneous nudists the moment someone knocks on the door?) I’m an artist, craft project designer, and author with 2 published craft books. I write for other websites like Consumer Crafts, Happy Mango Beads, Design Memory Craft, and Sizzix, to name a few, and I was named as a blogger ambassador for the Association for Creative Professionals in 2016-2017. I’ve been in a handful of art exhibits, and I share craft projects, DIY accessories, and home decor full time on my website, Happy Hour Projects and Paint Happy Rocks.
I love to make pretty things! This was a passion-turned-accidental career… and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’ve been crafting for my whole life, I think, but I started with a little blog back in 2011. From there, I took a few chances, I got my work out into the world, and by 2014 I was writing full-time to support my family.
I spend my days with glue on my fingers and that one speck of glitter on my forehead that I can’t quite seem to wipe off. I maintain that these are not pajamas, but rather my work uniform, and there’s nearly always a cold cup of coffee on my desk. I get to paint, hammer on metal, cut, glue, sew and glaze – and to write, one of my other passions.
My favorite creative endeavors are metal stamping, painting rocks, jewelry design and mixed media art. I love incorporating natural elements into my work. In my free time you can find me on rock walks, enjoying a quiet coffee on the porch, or quite honestly probably taking a nap… hey, mom life is no joke!
If you love to exercise your creative muscle and you like my style, then I’m so glad you stopped by. If you’ve read this far, then I invite you to support me by buying my craft book or my jewelry book, visiting my websites at Happy Hour Projects and Paint Happy Rocks or signing up for the email list to be notified when there are new projects and get access to members-only freebies!
Happy crafting, friends!