Way back when, I was hoping to have a daughter. But now that I've been a mom of three boys for over 20 years, I'm so VERY glad that I have all boys.
Just look at the oldest and youngest men in my life - Phillip and A.J. If you could see the photos of them at the same ages, you'd be hard-pressed to tell them apart. The only real difference, is that A.J. has greenish eyes, like me, and Phillip has beautiful blue eyes. Those blue eyes that I fell in love with back when I was 15 and he was 17. Wow! That was a long time ago.
Funny, A.J. looks like Phillip. Ty resembles my Dad. And Kyle has features of mine. Although, after seeing a few photos of Phillip's uncle Joe as a teen, Kyle has some of his features as well. Guess it's inevitable when you share genes, eh?
Hats off to all the good-looking men in my life - All Four of You. I love you beyond measure.
I'm just a country girl, having the time of her life, treasure hunting daily, seeing the good in all things that others might consider worthless. I love creating mixed media artwork and home décor items using found objects...and I've just recently started dabbling in wearable art jewelry. Many of my fixed-up finds have been published in a number of magazines and have won accolades. But my life spent in Southern Oregon, with my family and friends, is the MOST important to me. Without their support and encouragement, I might just be another hoarder! LOL I'm enjoying meeting like-minded persons and sharing ideas, dreams, and experiences...and hope to have the studio open to the public someday soon.
Tina Schiefer works and lives in Southern Oregon, where she and her husband own and operate a themed fabrication company serving the entertainment industry, E.B. Effects and Design. She is the proud mother of three grown sons; is a themed media, assemblage artist using primarily found objects and cast-offs; and will soon be hosting and teaching mixed media, jewelry, and home décor related workshops in her new studio, The Rusty Monkey. She is enjoying meeting other artists with like minds and sharing the adventure! She was an ICE Resin Creative Team Member 2011-2012. Many of her creations can be seen in a variety of magazines such as Somerset Home, Somerset Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Memories, Mingle, Somerset Life, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire, and on the spring issue of Create & Decorate. Most recently, one of her assemblages, Folly - a parasol, won 2nd place in the Spellbinders Explore Beyond - Craft to Win contest.