Where creativity meets community.
Ahhhh art. A powerful tool to bring people together, spark emotion and share stories. A universal language to connect and inspire...and yet when it comes to creating and incorporating art into our daily lives, it can be easy to write ourselves off as "not artistic" or to believe art is something reserved for other people.
Whether it's creating a messy collage out of old magazines or drinking your morning coffee from a mug made by a local potter, engaging with your creative side and your creative community really can be easy, fun and joyful!!
As an Experimental Artist I am a champion of creative arts of all genres. As a three term city council member in Hurst, Texas I work to promote the arts in my community and to bring focus to the need for creativity in all we do.
I am the author of ‘Bottle Art’ and ‘Stash and Smash:Art Journal Ideas’, both books use rescued and recycled materials to create fun art and craft projects.
As a Certified Zentangle Teacher I co-authored ‘The Beauty of Zentangle’ and ‘Zentangle12’. My Zentangle art has been featured in numerous publications.
I began my creative journey as a jewelry maker and designer and earned my Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America.
I love sharing my creative journey with others by teaching art workshops and sharing my love for curiosity, process and technique through my work.
In January of 2022 I opened a small art gallery, Art Shotz, to feature local artisan work. Unfortunately my husband has been diagnosed with Leukemia and is undergoing treatment which has left him very weak. I am not able to devote my time to a retail space right now and have had to step away from the gallery and lease the space to another creative small business which I love!
I plan to continue my own art journey and look forward to all the good things happening in my community regarding the arts.
A few fun facts
Bet you'd never guess...
Wine tastings and pairings is one of my favorite hobbies and expressions of creativity! Tasting party, anyone?
Halloween is my jam. My husband and I once won the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Creepiest Couple in the Metroplex contest.
I played soccer from age 20 to 45 and loved every minute of it (even the losses!)