I want to see you smile!!

A joyful, cheerful heart brings healing to both body and soul.”

Proverbs 17:22

Aspiring Creative & Encourager

Encouraging people and adding value to them, that’s what I desire most to do. I seek to do this through Objects of Joy designs and sharing day-to-day experiences – the mundane, the exciting, the triumphs & the oops – thoughts, wisdom and insights. Occasionally I will share some practical things, too.

Objects of Joy

Printable downloads available in my Etsy studio

Create & sell assorted designs. Locally in Albemarle, NC, commissions open and in Mt. Gilead at Frames on Main as well as those on Etsy.

Where I’ve come from:

Way Back Story
Born and raised in Maine. Graduated from University of Maine, Orono. Married 1977. Awesome son born 1983. Wife & mom – my favorite “occupations.”

1972 – 2019
I have lived the most amazing life and served in a variety of professional situations. Military officer. Personal injury claims examiner for a major air line. Missionary. Grant writer. Associate Pastor


Major life change up – moved from Florida to North Carolina to be nearer our son & daughter-in-love. Have fallen in love with North Carolina, the people and the weather.

Retirement? What’s that!?!
In recent years I started creating personalized cards for family and friends. This hobby gradually expanded to include other designs, and is now a passion known as Objects of Joy.

2020 ~ Of course brought us COVID-19 and a plot twist for all of our lives. But, as I’ve pressed on with Objects of Joy, these have become a means to release hope to others for the future in these crazy times.

2021 ~ The COVID craziness continues, but we carry on. Spend as much time as possible out hiking and exploring North Carolina and more. Life is GOOD!!

2022 – New year, with fun changes as I explore the world of beautiful, artisan yarns and create one-of-a-kind pretties.

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