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A little bit of my art journey...
As a child I was always busy with my hands and carried a little red sewing box with me everywhere I went. I loved making Barbie clothes and doing their hair.
"Gretchen, if you keep bringing home C's on your report card you'll end up a hairdresser!"....a mothers words mean well, but these were prophetic!
Quickly, swimming and diving became the center of my universe and art took a back seat. Though springboard diving is very much a performance! I did one year of college but those C's became D's and I switched into " Beauty School "! It was perfect for me! I was newly married, 19 and the year was 1980.
My eye for "updos"; bridal and prom hairstyles....eventually saw me on stage performing hairstyles on live models, published in numerous hair and bridal magazines and the author of two industry books. I never let me "grades" define me!
Alongside my beauty career and raising my girls with my wonderful husband, I always found time to create! Today, I split my energies between my studio work and being a social media influencer. I enjoy going LIVE to my facebook group of over 20k stylists from around the world! As an educator and clairty coach I love to inspire others!
Creativity is an obsession, a passion and legacy!
Some of the things I have enjoyed are:
I know you will find a wonderful item for yourself or to give as gifts!
Please visit me and my studio located in the 1930's Grange Hall in the historic district of Chaplin, CT!
I hope to meet you very soon!