Hello, there! I’m Pam.
I’m an artist and ardent hand-crafter who’s been sharing my passion for creative endeavors online for the past 12 years. I help people discover, trust and express themselves creatively by sharing my experiences and knowledge that helped me chart my own path and live more consciously creative life.
My first blog was quite the adventure back in 1998 and, once I started, I could not stop. My websites have changed over the years and now I have settled into this one quite comfortably. It captures exactly what I find most compelling: Making What Matters.
Art and crafting by hand have been at the center of my life for as long as I can remember. I was only 7 years old the first time it occurred to me that paper was not just for drawing – it could be folded, cut, curled and pieced to make 3 dimensional objects. From then on, I no longer just drew my homework art assignments, I sculpted, glued and collaged them.
My love for art continued throughout my educational years and I went on to earn a B.A. in Fine Arts from Mercer University. After graduation I worked as a graphic designer and art director for 25+ years ending with a freelance career for the last 15. During that time I also taught art at an inner city high school in my hometown for a few years- a creative outlet I loved so very much. I think my students taught me more than I did them. We all grew together – artistically and spiritually – making what matters.
A passion of mine is spending a few weeks out of each year taking workshops and classes with two of my favorites place being Savannah College of Art and Design and John Campbell Folk School in North Carolina (everyone should go there at least once in their lifetime). There is not a workshop in paper making or bookbinding that I can pass up if I have the time. It is in those places, continuing to learn and create, where my growing love for making paper botanicals and other handcrafts has evolved and continues to this day.
So, welcome, friend. I’m so glad you are here.