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Friday, March 1, 2013

March Featured Member

Congratulations to our March winner chosen by random generator~


Janet of Graceful Rose 

Hello, my name is Janet Greer. I have been painting for about 15 years off and on. I started painting when my husband and I moved from a large city to a small town in Kentucky where he is from.  I also love to decorate.  My husband, Leo and I have been married for 18 years and we have remodeled 6 houses in that time.  He rebuilds them and I decorate them.  We are quite a team.  Our current home is what we call our "retirement home" and we hope to stay in it in our retirement years. It is a charming little yellow cottage, although it did not look like that when we bought it.  Like I said I have been painting for about 15 years, my husband encourages me as when I married him, I could not draw a straight line.  God has blessed me with him and my talents without which I couldn't do what I do.  I have done several craft shows over the years and have exhibited my art in many local venues and have been fairly successful on a local level.  Somewhere along the line, I started painting vintage cake servers and now people come to the craft shows looking for them.  I have also sold several of my paintings through local exhibitions and craft shows.  It is so rewarding to have people come back and tell you they love something they have purchased from you.  
 
I have always loved vintage and Victorian things. I love teapots, lace and all things Victorian but since purchasing this little "cottage" I have become involved in decorating in the cottage shabby chic style and I have fallen in love with all of the roses and romantic accessories to go into decorating a cottage.

2 comments:

Graceful Rose said...

Thank you for selecting me as member of the month.

Linda Young said...

It's so nice to meet you! I love your cake servers! Your rose paintings are so pretty and I love your tea things, especially the earrings. I enjoyed hearing your story of how you fixed up so many houses! It's great that your hubby is such a good handyman and strong encouragement to you! He's a keeper! It's such a pleasure to hear of your happy life together. Be blessed!
Linda @ Grandmalay's Daydreams