Orange Poppy

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Teacher, Designer, Author
Location Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Introduction Isn't it all about me? No seriously, I live a very busy life trying to fit in "work" while having fun with family and friends. My "work" may be divided into 3 parts: 1.) For almost 20 years I have travelled all over the country teaching needlework and writing articles for needlework magazines. I have also written and illustrated several non-fiction books and a children's book. I used to own a shop and I still do mail order which I hate doing because it is repetitive and boring 2.) I also have another life in which I teach art to children in grades 1-8. Being an art teacher is a wonderful joy. I've been teaching in elementary and middle schools for over 20 years. 3.) My other work life involves voluntarism. I have been a volunteer since I was a Girl Scout and continue by serving on local and national boards and by not knowing how or when to say "No".
Interests Art, Art History, Drawing & Painting, Needlework, Embroidery, Sewing, Shopping, Interior Design, Paris, Clemson University, My only child son, Striving for Excellence
Favorite Movies Gone with the Wind, Out of Africa, The Godfather 1, 2 & 3, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Intolerable Cruelty, It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol (with George C. Scott as Scrooge), My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Casablanca
Favorite Music Country especially Toby Keith and The Dixie Chicks, Ragtime, Enya, Frank Sinatra, The Eagles (...I'm eclectic)
Favorite Books Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Mrs. Whaley's Garden, Joseph's Charleston Adventure, Art History books on Impressionism and especially Claude Monet, Needlework books of all kinds

Well, maybe they don't need them, but don't you think that some fish might like a bicycle?

Yes, of course, and in the same way that Christopher Walken thinks it would be cool if he had a tail.