Raised in Baton Rouge as part of an entrepreneurial and artistic family, my passion for creating began at a very early age in my mother’s art studio where I would sit every evening watching her paint, sculpt and design. My brother and I were given free reign over building anything in our “tree house” and there was always a plywood sheet in our laundry room we were allowed to hammer nails into. Now that I think back to it, I think it was just a cheap way for my mom to get us away from bothering her while she worked in her studio. In middle school, I was rope a doped into helping my mother flip homes around the neighborhood and mysteriously gained the title of official ceiling painter and door knob installer. I was extremely fortunate to attend Baton Rouge Magnet High School which offered stagecraft as an elective. Mrs. Ory, a saint in her own right, gave me confidence and the foundation to safely use powerful saws and tools while my mother gave me the confidence to learn any skill.
After graduating LSU with a degree in Arts Administration, I strived for daily creative outlets in order the escape the 9-to-5 and this was also the time my husband and I bought our first home. It meant all the home projects I had been looking forward to could finally happen! It also meant my husband could get me power tools for Christmas, and I would be okay with it. He hit the jackpot, I tell ya.
I’m excited for this blog and I hope I can inspire other women to get out there and work with their hands either by themselves or with their husbands, wives, friends, or neighbors. I promise, nothing is hard to do. The hardest part is figuring it out.