Raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as part of a large entrepreneurial and creative family, my passion for making began at a very early age in my mother’s art studio. I would sit with her nearly every evening as she would paint, sculpt, and design. My brother and I were given free reign over building anything in our “tree house” and there was always plywood in our laundry room to hammer nails into when we felt the urge.
I was extremely fortunate to attend Baton Rouge Magnet High School which offered stagecraft as an elective because it was there that I really thrived. Mrs. Ory, a saint in her own right, gave me the foundation to safely use powerful saws and tools while my mother gave me the confidence to learn any skill.
After graduating LSU with an Arts Administration degree and buying our first home, I strived for daily creative outlets in order to the escape the mind numbing boredom that is office work. It meant all the home projects I had been looking forward to could finally happen! It also meant my husband could give 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 hope to inspire other men & women to get out there, learn a new skill, and make something great!