Everywhere you look in her home it is bursting with hand crafted art.
Bette smiles and says,"She has the same Crow quality about color." Crow Quality? we ask. Bette explains that her grand daughter is exuberantly drawn to beautiful, colorful things. She took exquisite pleasure from just sorting the multi-hued floss into neat sections in her floss box. Bette loves color too. I think especially purple. You can see it in her home, her clothes and her flower filled back yard. Have I said yet that, she is beautiful to look at? With her long silver braid and delicate face, she is a line drawing by Klimt melting into a riot of color.
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embroidered on and off most of my life and have seriously worked at it about 15 years
(Embroidery samples here). Went back to school and got an MA in costuming, then moved here to take a job with the Dayton Ballet where I worked for 3 years. Then on to the Opera 2 years as a costume co-ordinator,and 2 years at the Human Race Theatre.
I made costumes for the Dance Company Rhythm and Shoes for 18 years, did contract work for the DCDC, and for the last several years have made costumes for the Dayton Opera.
I have earned 90% of my living from doing art and teaching art. I had my day art that was for sale and my night art where I got to do whatever I wanted to. Nowadays it's the opposite my night art is my job-I'm in the Wardrobe Union and work backstage as a dresser for edseveral venues. I helped make costumes for the South Slavic Club for 25 years. As you might have guess, a lot of my "jobs" overlapped."
"Most of the time I'm an energizer ever ready bunny. My hands need to be busy. As a child, I couldn't sit and watch TV. My dad made me a wooden jigsaw puzzle board that fit over my lap so I could do that while I watched TV."