I am a self-taught mixed-media artist and busy mom of two. I grew up on the ocean in Harpswell, Maine and have always lived in the mid-coast Maine area. Currently, I teach a variety of art and craft workshops at my local Joann as well as at several adult ed centers. I love to help others learn how to express their inner creativity. To see a student gain confidence and even get giddy at a point in their creation gives me great joy.
I’ve sold my unique art and crafts at juried craft fairs, art exhibitions, various local businesses, and online at peasporridge.etsy.com. I’ve also worked as a freelance contributor for “Cloth Paper Scissors,” an Interweave Press mixed media art magazine publication. Cloth Paper Scissors is an amazing source of artistic inspiration and camaraderie.
I make art at the dining room table in the evenings after the kids go to bed. I also have a tiny sun porch studio that is warm and welcoming. Creating is my zen time. It’s fantastically meditative. I love the quietness and alone-ness that it offers. My goal is to keep art and craft-making enjoyable most of the time while progressing my artistic career further. So far, so good!
I LOVE oil pastels. I LOVE German Shepherds more. I LOVE my family most.