Midnight is near. That can only mean one thing. 40! Yup, FORTY!!!
Tomorrow morning I will wake up a new woman. I will no longer be in the 30-something populus. No turning back. The gray hairs. The achey joints. The weight gain. The menstrual cramps. The migraines. OK. I admit, those were already there, so maybe 40 won't be so different after all.
I guess I'll just continue to enjoy everyday - everyday! Soon enough, I'll be looking at 50! Then, I'm sure I'll have even more gray hair, more aches and pains, hopefully no more weight gain and maybe, just maybe, there will be no more menstrual cramps or migraines!!! But wait, then I'll be moaning and groaning about the hot flashes, trying to remember to take those hormone pills, and complaining about how when I was 40, I should have taken better care of my skin....
Oh, how I'll enjoy being forty. But in procrastinator-Tina-fashion, I'm gonna wait until tomorrow!
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.