Hi! My name is Raine.
I'm a late bloomer. I didn't think that I had enough artistic talent to fill a thimble. At 40 years old, a friend opened one of those "paint your own pottery" places. She convinced me that even if I just painted over the piece with a sponge, it would look great once it was fired. With each piece, my confidence grew. Next I came upon a decorative painting store. You can LEARN to be an artist? WOW!! The rest, as they say, is history.
More mediums followed...drawing, watercolor, acrylics, polymer clay, art quilts and art dolls, and now, my favorites, altered art, mixed media and handmade art journals. I love damselflies (yes, DAMSELflies), bees (yeah, I know, but I DO), and angels. I have a large collection of crystals and gemstones, and books... LOTS of books!
I have 2 small studios, one for my sewing and polymer clay and my favorite, my teeny, tiny studio in the back where I do my altered and mixed media art, Gelli plate printing and my favorite art form, art journaling. Sometimes I just go in there to sit and soak up the wonderful, artistic energy. I’ve always marched to the beat of a different drum. I like it that way. It’s much more interesting. Come with me. Really…..come…..