In 2015, I began painting silk as a means to help make some money for my military family. What I didn’t realize at the time was that painting would become a healing therapy for me. I had struggled with a life-long disorder called Severe Chronic Neutropenia, and after an illness which hospitalized me, and a whole lot of prayers, I realized what I needed to do. I’ve been designing and hand dyeing silk ever since.
This past year, I was diagnosed with a tremor disorder, and while it sometimes restricts my ability to make straight lines in my designs, I will not let it take away the joy of painting. I shall PAINT ON! Designing and dyeing beautiful scarves is more healing than I ever imagined, and I want to continue to share
One of my favorite things to do is teach others to water-marble on silk. I like to travel to different craft shows in the area and, when I set up the water-marbling table, it’s always great fun!
Bottom line is, I love, love, love what I do and am so blessed to be able to share it. I wanted a way to give-back and decided to launch something called, “A Scarf with a Purpose”. For every 9 scarves I sell, I will design and donate one with an inspirational message on it to a hematology/oncology clinic in Hampton Roads. It’s just a little way for me to show some love back to the community.