What a wonderful series of events! Over 20 years ago, I was awarded the GRUMBACHER medallion for best painting by
the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors (some, even considered my "paintings" more like sculptures).
fast forward! I'm visiting my "home away from home" a.k.a. Michaels Arts & Crafts store in Wheaton....spending
more money for my addictions to "beauty". While standing in line talking to customers and clerk alike, I am informed
that they are looking for a painting instructor. Instinctively, I respond "I PAINT!!!"....and the rest is
After going through GRUMBACHER'S "rigorous" certification process.....I was granted the
honor of representing this prestigious company at the place where I would normally spend a great deal of time anyway, MICHAELS
ARTS & CRAFTS, "Where Creativity Happens". The management and staff are like "family" towards one
another. They are so willing to assist customers with a pleasant smile, and offer information that inspires even the most
Once again, I can continue to impart, and enjoy, the sharing of skills I have learned from many
amazing artists and cultures that believe Artist can, indeed, "exist" in any society that desires to promote and
encourage everyone who wants to create..."from the womb...to the tomb"....YAYAYAY!!!