I have always loved drawing and arts and crafts since childhood.
I grew up loving clothes and fashion and wanted to be in the
fashion industry after high school. I attended and graduated
from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco.
Merchandising and making things pretty has always been a passion
of mine whether it be with clothing, jewelry, art, furniture, flowers
and now pinecones!
In my early years I worked in the retail management business,
but later in life got into the medical field working in business management there.
I am inspired by all of the beauty here in Calaveras County and
have family roots here since 1910. My family and I have been coming
to Calaveras County since I was a baby and my husband and I were
lucky to make Vallecito our permanent residence 10 years ago.
I use pinecones from my son’s home and parent’s houses in Murphys
and larger pinecones from Arnold to paint and assemble into beautiful
flowers for wreaths and wall art. It’s a very joyful passion of mine.
I hope you enjoy my pieces! Thank you!