About Me

Me and my hubs.
Hi, I'm Julie!  I live in Jamestown, NY with my awesome programmer husband and my two silly cats, Spices and Sunshine.  We have a cute little home in the city with a small yard and a big garden!  Someday I want to move to the country so I can have an even bigger garden and maybe some chickens.

 I've been a homemaker for about eight years now, and an artist for as long as I can remember.  I really enjoy being away from the busyness and pressure of the world; it gives me so much freedom to create.  Plus, I honestly enjoy being a homemaker, or at least the parts that don't include cleaning up gross messes.

Sunshine


Hubs and I don't have any children.  We tried for three years and started getting fertility tests, when we decided that we didn't really feel like it was worth the heartache to go through treatment.  By that point, we had had a chance to really truly think about kids and why we wanted them, and we discovered that we wanted them for all the wrong reasons (to give our parents grandkids, to have someone to take care of us in our old age, etc).  So I'm grateful that life threw us that little curve ball.  Now we're free to pursue the things we're passionate about instead.

The most ridiculous cat in town


Something I have become passionate about recently is designing plastic canvas patterns.  Why?  Oh gosh, I don't know.  I think I just woke up one morning and thought "YES, plastic canvas!" and started doodling on graph paper.  I've been an artist forever, and I like to experiment and try now techniques, but nothing has made me feel as excited as designing patterns.  I wake up everyday full of energy, and I stay awake at night just brimming with ideas!





Spices, queen of cute

I'm not sure why I chose plastic canvas; I suppose I like a challenge.  I know it's totally unhip right now, and I guess there's part of me that wants to change that.  I feel really passionate about this; it would be such a shame if the art of plastic canvas just died out because all the cool kids were too busy taking pictures of their food or knitting dresses for their dogs.  I guess that's why I started this blog, because I want to share my ideas and my enthusiasm for plastic canvas with the world.  I guess I was hoping to meet others who love PC as much as me too.  So if you love PC, I hope you'll stick around and join in on the fun!

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