I am going to start being more active here. I got rid of my website and plan on using this instead- a place you can see my work and keep up with events. I keep hoping I can get back to teaching, but it seems just as one medical issue resolves and things settle for a few weeks, then something else “breaks” - I’m a Lupie! I have Lupus SLE along with multiple other autoimmune diseases with some serious complications. I like to say that it’s a blessing because I probably would not have pursued a career in art had I not gotten ill. I absolutely love what I do. Starting and running a practice management consulting and medical billing company was quite a challenge and I did it! But it was never my life long dream- it was a means to an end. In the mid 90’s I researched what industries were up and coming and which had the ability to be done from home, so I could be there for my children, Neil and Alyse. I officially launched it in 1998 and put it completely to rest around 2017. Nearly 20 years, eeek. In 2003 I decided to go back to school for a Bachelor’s in Glass Art. At the time, there were only a few schools across the country that offered a BA in Glass. After a semester, I decided that it was just too hard. It was the commute that made it a problem. 2 hours ONE way. So 4 hours of driving twice a week and all my classes were on Tuesday and Thursday, meaning I got up around 5 am and got home at Midnight. My MIL moved in with us during that time and I was still raising Neil and Alyse. Since school was out, I bought books. A LOT of books. I am mostly self taught besides that one college semester. By 2005/6 I felt that I was skilled enough to start teaching and selling my work. I also started an art organization specifically for Downtown Toms River - TRAC [Toms River Artist Community]. Soooo, here I am.
I do commissions and sell my work online- a lot of people purchase my work as soon as I post it on Facebook/Instagram. I mail anywhere in the USA. If you are willing to pay the astronomical shipping fees to other countries, I’m game. :)
Since teaching is pretty much a done deal - I am hoping to make some tutorials using You Tube. You can always contact me- I could still do private lessons that are one on one, but I do not have the stamina for group classes.
Thank you for your continued support.
You can send a message through this blog or email me directly : YaarArt@gmail.com I usually respond within 48 hours but sometimes my medical issues cause me to be a little slower. Thanks for your patience and understanding.