I have been drawing and designing since I was a little girl. As a child I drew constantly and made my own paper dolls, not knowing that I would grow up to establish my own clothing pattern company. I have also continued the the quilting heritage passed down to me by my grandmother, Hulda Baker, my mom Dolores Baker, and my aunts Donna Easterday and Ramona Schofield, and I am now designing quilt patterns commercially as well. In 2008 I returned to my artistic roots and began spending a lot more time drawing and painting. Now we have retired to the Asheville area and I am able to pursue my art even more wholeheartedly. So much has transpired in the last two years, I can hardly wait to see what exciting things God has planned for the coming years. He is swinging open doors of opportunity that I never knew existed.
Our local Black Mountain Center for the Arts has an annual event called "Art in Bloom". There are several facets of the event - a tea party and fashion show, a gallery full of floral arrangements inspired by specific pieces of art. (The floral arrangements are on display with the art that inspired them.) There is also a garden tour. This year the gardens were those owned by various artists. In addition, other artists, including myself, were invited to come to the gardens and paint during the 2 days of the tour. On Sunday afternoon our paintings were on display at the Art Center. I found out this afternoon that mine sold. Whoohoo! It was purchased by the owners of the house where I was painting. I am thrilled that they bought it... I think it belonged there. Here it is for you to see: