I started crafting as early as five years old. The craft was embroidery of a dog on a piece of burlap with yarn, and surprisingly, it was good. I took on batik, painting and sewing projects before I was even 10. I had no fear, only a deep seeded need to make things.
I grew up in a small town in Indiana, the kind of town where you joined Girl Scouts and 4-H, and had Home Economics classes. My mother was my girl-scout leader and the most talented craft/fiber/watercolor/oils artist. She was and still is my inspiration for the MasterDabbler. She cultivated a curiosity in me as well as her four other children for science, music, athletics, and spirituality.
I have a 20-year career in marketing and non-profit management. I have used my projects to relax. I take great comfort in a project I can control from start to finish, artistically, and on my own timeline. I don’t stress in making something flawless. I accept imperfections as part of the process, and yet there is something exhilarating about ripping something apart to do it over again. . . a little better.
I live in Reno, Nevada in a mid-century home (with the coolest kitchen) with my sexy husband Peter and our dog Sadie Mae.
Contact me at Francine@masterdabbler.com