Aloha and thank you for visiting my site.
This is where I share many wonderful things including
my artwork, printable gift tags and stationery, crafting instructions,
my collections, my words and any other bits of treasures
I find while out exploring the world.
As far back as I can remember, I always loved sketching and drawing and creating new characters and scenes. While I took 2 college level art classes I found myself more discourage, then encouraged by them, to create something of my own. I didn't start to paint until 2003. I started slowly, first painting faces, then animals, then toys, and one day a sock monkey. That sock monkey turned out to be my very first painting sale. It also was the beginning of a series of silly sock monkey paintings. My monkeys reflect my belief that you need laughter and hope in your lives every day.
Each art piece for me is a journey in self discovery. They reflect little bits of where I have been, where I am, where I want to be, and where I am going.
Like me, this site is a work in progress. I hope you enjoy browsing around and feel free to drop me an e-mail.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~Albert Einstein
Sock Monkey #16 is available as a ceramic tile @ cafepress.com. There are other designs and items available, so take a look!
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Sock dolls were popular around the 1900's. Nelson Knitting Mills in Rockford Illinois first made the original rockford red heeled sock in 1890. In 1920 the mill soon began packaging directions for the sock monkeys, with each pair of socks, after a customer fashioned a sock monkey and sent it to the company. The Nelson Knitting Mills was purchased by Fox River Mills in the 1992 and now Fox River makes the Red Heel Monkey Sock.