In January of 2012, I retired following a 30-year career with a Fortune 500 Telecom company. The month of January is often looked upon as a time of new beginnings – a time when we can reflect on the past and resolve to start again with a new perspective and brighter outlook.
This idea of new beginnings was one of my clearest intentions with my retirement. I needed that fresh start, a chance to look at everything with beginner’s eyes, time to learn and experience new people, places & things, and space to hold what I know up to the light and see what it might tell me. As I began to think about building my creative business, these things fit perfectly with how I wanted that business to look and One January Day was born.
I always say I’m a problem solver at heart – I like figuring out solutions to problems and organizational or lifestyle needs. I LOVE delivering a problem-solving product that’s bright and fun and sure to inspire other creative souls! I love beautiful papers and fabrics and especially love transforming my own hand-printed materials into new and innovative artwork, blank books, home décor and lifestyle solutions.
I use very basic supplies - paper, acrylic paint, glue, stitching. Every item in my shop is created by hand, by me and no two items are ever the same - perfect for the colorful and creative individual who dances to the beat of her own drum.
I am a full time artist and teacher, working from my home in central Oklahoma. When I’m not in the studio, you will likely find me walking along a wooded trail, creating a gathering of some sort, traveling to some new and exotic place, or happily working my way through a stack of books. To read more about me, visit my website at http://onejanuaryday.com