O.K., so we don't really know exactly where we're off to, but we are off!
Somewhere - West of Grants Pass. A campground near the coast. First come, first served. We'll be camping in the new-to-us motor home. S'mores. Roasted Hot Dogs. Campfire bacon and eggs. Steak and Taters. Yummmmm!!!! Yes, I'll be taking the healthy stuff too, but I'm sure I'll be tasting a bit of the good outdoor-living food as well. I can't go camping and not have the good stuff, now can I?
Plus, I've been really, really, really good and have lost 10 pounds in the last two weeks. Oh, did I not mention, I've been dieting? Well, I have been. My goal is to lose the 15 pounds I've accumulated over the last five years since we moved to Oregon. Fortunately, I've never really had a weight problem, but somewhere around 35 the metabolism seemed to have slowed a bit. Or maybe, I'm just not chasing three boys here, there and everywhere, anymore.....Hmmmmm......
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.