Hi! My name is Tammy….and I’m an addict!
I’m addicted to:
God, Husband, Children, Grand children, Art, Gardening, Up-cycling and Blogging!
God of course is FIRST and FOREMOST in my life. I’m not perfect….but he’s not through with me yet!
I have Loved art and Gardening since I can remember! When I was about five, my mother gave me my own little spot in the garden….and that flame was forever lit!
I grew up in a really small town….and still live very near it. I think I probably knew 90% of the population! The closest major metro area would be Lubbock/Dallas.
I started my family early…and didn’t go straight to college. When I did finally get around to that…I fell IN LOVE with learning. I started in the nursing field…and just couldn’t stand being cooped up. I had to take an art class…and discovered that I Loved art equally as much as I loved Science. This started a tug of war in my soul, until I realized that art wasn’t gonna pay the bills in a small farming community! lol I switched back to Science and became a Paramedic. I broke my back and pretty much “blew” that career….so here I am….back to art.
During art school…two of my professors hired me to work for them…and I did both jobs for the duration of my college days. Encouraged by them…I entered several art shows…and just happened to win several prestigious awards! This got my work noticed by a gallery and now I have pieces (paintings and photography) in a couple of galleries. Although I love both of these mediums….I seriously LOVE all forms of art! Recycling/Re-purposing HAS to be my favorite….and most challenging. It forces me to constantly think.
My husband and I raised four children….three boys, and the youngest…The PRINCESS! They were a his mine and ours situation. Together they have given us five BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT, WONDERFUL Grandchildren.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE taking old, used up items, that no one else wants and breathing new life into them. Usually giving them a new look….and a new purpose….hence the statement and name! Upon the prompting of family and friends….I began this blog so that they could keep up with me…and learn some of the techniques I use….and get ideas/inspiration. I hope that everyone that comes here…we stay and learn/interact. I ADORE my readers/subscribers…and I LOVE hearing from everyone of Y’all! Feel free to contact me also….any time!
Me and Hubby….One of the few we have together…..I’m usually behind the camera!
Man…I love this guy! You’d think after twenty+ years we’d be sick of each other….but I think it’s Better!!!
My Soul Mate!
Have Questions? Need to Visit With me? email me at: tam_kil @ yahoo.com (Obviously you would leave out the spaces…I just placed them there to keep from getting spam emails)