It all started with a "NO". When I was growing up, I would often visit my
Grandmother. She supported herself by creating the most beautiful dolls and
realistic stuffed animals. I was fascinated with what she made and would watch
her for hours as she crafted these wonderful creations. When I was 12, I asked
her to make me a horse that looked like a ~horse~ not a fat legged stuffed toy.
She told me "NO, but I will show you how." We created that first horse
together and I still have it. It is hideous by most people's standards but is
one of my most precious treasures. I kept sewing and improving my skills, and
when she told me that I had exceeded HER skills it was one of the proudest days
of my life. I was 17.
I brought a few of my creations to school and to my surprise my classmates asked
if they could buy them! This lead to suggestions I sell my creations at the
local science fiction convention. That first convention was in 1983. My
love for Mythology and Fantasy and my unique designs blended well with the
Science Fiction and Fantasy crowd. For the next 15 years I traveled to
conventions all over the Country and Canada. This lead to my meeting fellow
artists, exchanging ideas, teaching classes and even being asked as a Guest
Artist at a convention.
From 1989 to 1994 I had a booth at the
local Renaissance Festival here in Minnesota and that allowed me to reach
an entirely different market. As the years passed and my skills grew I found
myself enjoying the challenge of creating the special or custom orders my
customers were requesting. In the late 90's I left the Science Fiction
Convention circuit and devoted myself to improving my internet presence. I found
myself receiving orders from all over the world, England, Australia, Japan,
Canada and of course the United States.
My current focus is selling custom sculptures
through this website. In the very near future I will be offering patterns from
my retired creations, as well as offering soon to be retired completed
sculptures on occasion.
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