About

So.  You stopped by this page because you want to know about me.  Well, thanks for asking!

My name is Kim and I am the happy mom of 4 lovely kiddos and the wife to a wonderful husband.  I am also the worst home keeper ever.  I love to learn and try new things, much to the chagrin of my laundry pile!  I have always loved to work with my hands, taking photographs, playing the flute, and in adulthood, learning how to paint.  I have taken watercolor classes, oil painting classes, calligraphy classes, photography classes… and most recently started art journaling and mixed media.  I dabble in making jewelry and love to bake.  In the mean time, I learned how to digitally scrapbook and beginning in 2012 started to design my own digital scrapbook materials.  I do NOT sew.  I do NOT quilt or crochet.  One has to know their limitations right?!

My primary (read formal) education is in Biology, with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy.  Being an OT is engrained in me.  I think it spoke to me as a profession because it is built on the foundation of purposeful activity.  Doing what you love to do, what you need to do, what you want to do is very therapeutic.  That  just makes sense to me!  In working with children, I often will play.  In working with adults, I will often cook or craft.  Why?  Because getting your body and mind to work together can heal your body and soul.  It is with this in mind that I too returned to doing what I love to do… create… just for the sake of creating.  Learn for the sake of learning.  Crazy right?!  Hopefully we can do some of that together now and you too will find healing through learning, growth through creating or just have fun for the sake of fun.   Let’s do it!

Just for the record:  All images are mine and are copyright (c) protected.  Use of my images without express written permission, is not permitted.  Like an image and want to use it?  Ask :).  I hate to have to say it but I do!

34 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog – you have a lovely blog which definitely speaks to the creative side of me! My sister also has a Masters in OT so I know a bit about that side of things as well. Keep up the lovely posts and I shall be following you now, eager for more! 🙂

  2. I enjoy many different crafts but I’m a bit of a dabbled – a little bit here, a little bit there. I don’t think it matters how you choose to create as long as you do. The creativity urge is strong in all of us but manifest in different ways. Taking the raw ‘ingredients’ whether they be words, materials, paint, whatever and turning them into something else. That you also use it for OT is so natural. God bless you and your work.x

    • I couldn’t agree more! Create a bit each day, no matter how small a thing you might think it is. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for taking the time to comment!

  3. Thanks for your visit to my blog! I wanted to drop by and invite you to join in Project O which is a look into how opinions are formed around the world. If this interests you and if you have a social issue you might want to share with people, please consider joining! The post can be found at the top of my blog under Project O – The Original Project Idea and the template is the post next to it. Thanks again for taking the time to visit my blog! –OM

  4. Hello Kim.. thanks for coming to my blog and liking my post with answers on Project O… I love your creative blog and will enjoy keeping up to date with your wonderful journey… Barbara

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    • Thank you for stopping by as well! Ireland is a major part of my heritage and a place to visit on my bucket list so I will be taking in all of your images with an open heart :).

  6. It seems we have a few things in common. Art and a good sense of humor for one, oh shoot that’s two. I dabble in baking jewelry (Polymer Clay). If I truly knew my limitations I would not be blogging, but at least I don’t try to draw.

    • HA! I have pretty much given up on that as well… drawing that is 😉 (unless it is a circle… made with a template!) Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

  7. Hi Kim. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. You have some great artwork here!

    It’s funny about OT: a year ago I didn’t know a thing about it. Then a good friend of mine got her Master’s in it, and then I met two people who are practicing OTs, and then we had an OT practicum student at work, and now I’m constantly hearing about it and meeting practitioners. It must be a very satisfying field. I’m glad it allows you to combine your love of creating and helping people.

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