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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Full-time Business Administrator
Location North Mankato, Southern Minnesota, United States
Introduction Back Porch Pickins was born and built out on My Love and My Passion for Primitives & Folk Art! I am pretty much self-taught or having a watchful eye...trial and error mostly. I make my handmades paying attention to fine detail. As a little girl, I was always making something with my hands. I would spend hours-on-end creating. That passion, has taken form and become what it is today. There is not a day that goes by, that I am not "Thankful", for the ability that I have been given to create. I feel this is exactly where I am suppose to be and exactly what I am suppose to be doing. I find great happiness and comfort in sharing my handmades with all of you. Many Blessings ~Tonya
Interests I have several interests that as days go by, they seem to go in all different directions. Depends on the day in my Life.
Favorite Movies The Proposal (with Sandra Bullock), Save the last Dance, Christmas Vacation, The Cutting Edge, Dirty Dancing, Sixteen Candle, The Breakfast Club. The list could go on and on ;)
Favorite Music Almost all kinds! A little bit of everything...no country twanger music (the newer country music). I love listening to Enya to relax.
Favorite Books Anything having to do with primitives, dollmaking, folk art, paper pretties and flowers.

Everyone always asks..."How do you do all that you do'? Meaning, Family, working full-time, my Handmades, the budget, cleaning...I simply answer them "A Wing & A Prayer.