Monday, May 17, 2010
I have the pleasure, today, of introducing you to our newest team member, Judy of Judy A Goddard, Fiber and Fine Art. Judy comes to us from Toms River, New Jersey, in the United States and brings with her beautiful Hand Painted Puzzle Canes and Personalized Canvas Growth Charts which she sells in her Etsy shop.
Entering Judy's shop, my first impression was how joyful her work seems. The canes are individually hand painted and are unique and beautiful works of art. Regarding the cane you see to the right, Judy said "I love the idea of a beautiful, functional item that feeds the soul as well as assisting the body."
The growth charts are whimsical and colorful ... perfect for any parent or grandparent to keep track of a child's growth. With plenty of room to write and record progress, these lovely items are true keepsakes.
There is more to Judy than her lovely pieces of art ... Judy is a Christian wife and mother of two grown children. She and her husband live on a farm with their horse, 4 goats, 6 chickens, a dog, a cat and a python. She's also a musician - she writes and performs traditional American, Irish and Scottish folk songs. She even has an album entitled "A Prayer and a Song" which contains 10 original songs.
In Judy's blog, she writes about a variety of subjects. I learned that she was 10 years old on the very first Earth Day, that she is a member of the Boy Scouts of America ... as a leader, that she tries to read the Bible every night, and that she and her husband have been married over 31 years. Wow! She is an interesting and talented person ... and a wonderful addition to our group.
Please help me in welcoming Judy to Inspiration Avenue! We're so happy you're here, Judy!
Judy's Etsy Shops:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/judyagoddard and http://www.etsy.com/shop/finishthis
Judy's Blog: http://judyagoddardartisan.blogspot.com/
Judy's Music Site: http://judygoddard.homestead.com/
She's on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JudyAGoddard