Ever since I've been young, I've always loved to create things. I have so many hobbies now that I can't seem to keep up with them. There are just not enough hours in a day! Lately though, it seems like most of them have been put on hold because I discovered the Internet. Now I keep finding myself trying to make my own little place in cyberspace! I definitely am NOT into cleaning or cooking! *Grin*
Over the years, (before I found the internet), some of the things that have brought me enjoyment is ceramics, cake decorating, floral designing, various crafts, quilting, crocheting, and sewing. I have made many of my own, my children's and my grandsons clothes. I love dressing my grandsons all alike. (They're a lot easier to keep track of that way, too! *Smile*)
The thing I enjoy the most though, is artwork. My favorite things is drawing, oil painting, fabric painting on clothes and quilts, creating posters, making parchment paper greeting cards, and just about anything else that has to do with art. I have done a few paintings in acrylics and watercolors, but oil is still my favorite media to use.
I am dedicating this page to my wonderful friend and art instructor, Jerry Fugere. (He is also one of my Earth Angels). I met him in 1982 when I took my first painting class. I was so very apprehensive of going to the class and was full of doubts that I could ever really paint something. But, Jerry gave me the reassurance I needed and kept encouraging me to go on with it. He never gave up on me like I did to myself so many times. I owe so very much to him for all the confidence he's always had in me. This page is just one very small way of telling him "Thank You" for everything he has ever taught me.
Below is just a small collection of some of the things I've done over the years. I do hope you will enjoy looking at them.
I used to paint almost every day, but since I've discovered so many other fun things to do, I haven't had as much time. I enjoy painting wildlife the most, although I have painted many scenery paintings also.
Click here to go to the "Paintings Place"
I would also like to share with you some paintings that are very special to me. My very sweet and treasured cousin, Joyce Padilla, is a wonderful artist and I would love to show her work off in my site! I hope you will enjoy your visit at this special gallery devoted just to her.
Click here to go to "Joyce's Gallery"
Whenever I have a few spare hours, I love to scrapbook. I have found that it's a very addictive hobby, but I really enjoy it a lot because it's also a very creative outlet for me.
Click here to go to the "Scrapbooking Place"
This is the most recent hobby that I've taken up. Of all the hobbies that I've ever done, this is by far one of my favorites. It's something that I'm still learning and I truly enjoy every minute of it.
To learn what "Pergamano" is and see a few of the greeting cards I have created, please click here to go to the
Thank you so much for taking the time to see some of my hobbies. I do hope you enjoyed your stay here and will return again as I do plan on adding to or changing these pages every chance that I get.