Tuesday, May 19, 2009

setting the stage for today

We decided to marry and our son Clay was born in 1985 .We then bought a hobby farm on the Medway River where for 23 years we swam in the Fresh water, raised our son ,Fostered Children in need ,grew our own food with gardens and animals and enjoyed a wonderful hard working life, and never did the salt leave our veins during those wonderful years on the Medway.

We created a figurine called "Sea People" during that time, traveling all over selling and doing shows , teaching our son life lessons .

After our son (Clay) left the nest we decided to sell the Farm and down size to the nearby Town of Liverpool, this is where we are today.

In recent years I (Deb)took up painting on found fishing boat pieces , Maritime scenes ,Fishing Villages ,wharfs ,buoys ,fishing boats anything to do with the Sea and our fishing heritage, still with that salt dripping from my veins.

While my husband Chuck still toils away at his paying job for another few Months before retiring then to help me here in the Studio/Gallery ,I am hard at it painting up a storm ,and now have just recently taken up another what has become a passion "Needle Felting" working with raw wool roving and creating sculptures with a barbed needle. Doing characters of People and Animals. Also I do small rug hooking as well as many other Art forms.

Chuck builds driftwood furniture and does copper reproduction candle lamps ,we work in many different mediums.

When not doing Art, Music fills our hearts, we are drummers , and are surrounded with different instruments ,guitar, Audoharp, dulcimer , you might say we march to our own drums and have no problem entertaining ourselves . Life can be too short.

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