In 2015, after resigning from full-time job development work (for adults with intellectual disabilities,) (then worked part-time as support asst in this field from April 2015 - May 2017,) I decided to enter into some sort of creative work that then developed in what you see on this web site. My initial intention was to offer practical work/learning assistance in the form of tutoring to adults with intellectual disabilities and then maybe add in creative and fun workshops. I quickly realized that independent tutoring services of the kind that I had in mindwere not something that many parents of challenged adults would be looking to avail their adult children of on any sort of regular basis. This was, I figured, at least the case without my being attached to an agency and/or licensed through the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA.) I wanted to be independent of "state" and "agency," so I moved on from that idea. So I scheduled workshops with Montgomery Co. Dept of Rec and have had some enthusiastic interest, and attendance has built slowly, but attendees do tell me they really enjoy themselves and I do too.
But I'm nothing if not flexible and not easily deterred from my joy of expressing and sharing my creative and artistic passions with others and for myself.
OK, so now I had to re-think this whole thing, but I am still not deterred, just changing direction a bit. I will continue to create and do my paper-crafting artsy-craftsy thing and am currently working on producing enough inventory of primarily greeting cards for sale; on this site, Facebook, Etsy and an e-commerce provider and maybe some other online sites. There's lots of photography and writing content involved in doing this along with talking back and forth to tech people, (to say nothing of tons of scissor-cutting, die-cutting, slicing/dicing, glueing, sewing, (yes! paper and fabric play well together) drawing, painting, embellishing, embossing, coloring, stenciling, glittering, etc.,)so it will take some time for me to get things up and running the way I like. I also plan to sell my crafts in person at community events and markets and the like. And, I almost forgot: I plan to produce some instructional/informational videos for YouTube and I've practiced a bit, but I'm not yet ready for "prime time." LOL!....and I plan to look for some steady cash-flowing part-time work again too. Whew!
So I hope all of you interested readers will stay tuned and thanks for your support!
About Creative Resources & Support and....me.
Art classes I have taken:
Drawing 1,2, 3
Design 1, 2
Modeling: live figure