When I was younger, I did ceramics. In 1996 I opened a paint your own pottery store, The Mud Factory, in Arlington, Va. I started stamping by introducing stamps for painting pottery. When the store closed in 2000, I kept stamping!!
I took a break until this time last year, when I went to an Art Day. It was a big leap for a lot of reasons, it was a two hour drive, I didn't know anyone there, and I had not done anything creative for a long time. At the end of the day, I was energized in a way I hadn't been in years - I felt amazing! After a period of personal setbacks, I finally felt happy. Happy in my soul. That happy.
I took that feeling and ran with it. I started making cards again. Then I started selling them. And now I have a website. I have the opportunity to share that happiness with others, I get to make cards that are used to say Thank You, I Love You, or You Can Do It. I can help you send "paper hugs".
I love this job!!