Creating is like breathing. Where and why I do what I do!
I was born and raised here in Missouri and have always wanted to be an artist! It is just about impossible for me to do absolutely nothing, I always have to be making something or dreaming up my next project. My shop Work of Whimsy is where I can share my creations. The most exciting thing for me is that my work is now owned by people all over the world, in many different countries. I love the idea that something I made is now a cherished gift for a loved one. That my cake toppers have been on wedding cakes in Australia and on baby shower cakes and birthday cakes. My butterfly necklaces represent a loved one lost but always remembered by the woman wearing it. It is an honor to be able to touch peoples lives through my work.
My husband is my partner in creation of many of my projects. He has helped me so many times figure out how to make something! His support and patience means everything to me!
My boys, Ben, Rick and Zach.
My sister, Pam and nephew Drew. Pam is the best sister I could ask for, we have each others backs and we have become great friends as we have grown up.
My mom, Cheri Elder, is the most amazing woman! I would not be who I am today without her support and constant encouragement. I will never be able to thank her enough, so the most I can do is be my best and give life my best! Love ya Mom!!