Monday, April 2, 2012

A Little bout me.

 I am a cancer survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma stage 4a.  It was in my lungs un diagnosed for over a year.

I was a musician before cancer deprived me of my passion.  I played Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Clarinet and keyboard.  My favorite(s) in music are Jazz, Classical, Big Band, Swing,  70s/80s rock.  I even started composing musical scores.

I am now left with a 60% lung capacity, Copd, pulmonary fibrosis and that is just my lungs.  I now have to deal with Fibromyalgia, Lymphedema and RSD.  Before cancer I had Vestibular disorder including vertigo and a seizure disorder complex partial seizure disorder.  I also have to deal with PMDD which my menstral cycles are horrid.  With all my health issues a hysterectomy is not an option at this time.

I am definately a night person.  I do my best creating at night.  I am a self taught sewer, and beader.  I love to do tole painting, re purposing and re cycling and re fashions.  I am a huge thrift store shopper, rummage sale goer and flea market lover.

Living on a tight budget with SSD has made me think more ways to re use things and be more creative.

If I didn't create I would die inside.  I also enjoy writing poetry.  I do all these things when my body allows me.  So sometimes it takes me a little longer to finish a project.

I truly appreciate all your comments they encourage and inspire me.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll keep coming back to view more projects.

Happy Creating

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pet Tile coasters

These were a fun project...
pet tile coasters.

Mixing Patterns

I'm trying different things with fabric.

I'm not always good at picking out patterns to go together.

The stripped fabric is from a skirt I found on one of my thrifting hunts.

What do you think?

Back Entry Wall make over

I don't have the before pic but anyway this 
is what it looks like now....

i made the tiles and painted the vase.