As a young girl, I learned to SEW from the best, my Grandmother. She was a top notch Seamstress, Tailor & Milliner. It started on one of those trips to West Texas, from California, I was greeted by 2 brand new Barbies in 1959. She had made an entire wardrobe including coats and hats. I spent the two weeks before we left for 9 months in Turkey with my Grandmother making even more outfits.
I learned to from SWIM from a Navy Seal and learned to SHOOT from the Chief of Police, Dad seemed to know what I would later need.
I developed a fondness for Antiques early on . . . with an Antique Shop of my own.
” Dollhouse Miniatures” – When traveling, my parents told me any Souvenir I wanted, I had to carry it! Well, super small will work. And so it did. Over the years, I have created all sorts of Miniatures for Workshops, Conventions and Shows and my Miniature Shop. I developed many skills using Resin – Wood – Fabrics – Beading – Metal Findings – and more.
I love BOOKS (both Miniature and Full Size), Libraries, Museums, Theater, Dance, The Farmers Market and Festivals of all sorts.
YOGA is simply wonderful.
1966 was phenomenal for me . . . It was my Senior Year, just in time for the invention of the Mini Skirt, the Beatles had arrived and so had Hippies. That was also when I represented my school in the HiDeb Program with The Broadway Department Store. It included Modeling the latest fashion each weekend from Seventeen Magazine with a getting to keep complete outfit from the cover of the magazine each month. Also, worked in the store, learning retail marketing. I have an AA degree in Merchandising and graduated Beauty School in 1968 (useful in working with Wigs). I am ready if the Flip, Bubble or curls piled on top of your head ever come back into style!
Music and Concerts to follow…