About Me

Jacqueline (standing left), teaching carving tips.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then,
is not an act, but a habit.”

I live in Georgia with my beautiful three sons who are my heart and who never cease to amaze and delight me. My oldest son, Josiah, is 24 yrs old, and loves to draw with a passion!! My younger sons are 22 year old twins, Justin and Dustin, who are very enthusiastic about art. We all love to sing, hike, and go letterboxing.  The 3 photos below are photos of my handsome sons during their homeschooling years. I keep the photo for sentimental reasons.

Brothers filled with joy after Dustin and Justin's Baptism.
All 3 were baptized at American Sign Language Conventions.

Now, my oldest son is married, and I have a beautiful daughter-in-law!  What a blessed addition to our family!!!

Josiah and Jamie, July 7, 2014

In 2005, I began working where the need is great --in the American Sign Language ministry. I also had the joy of attending my second Pioneer Ministry School in ASL, and volunteered teaching Sign Language to both children and adults in my community. To support my family, I teach piano and voice lessons. I have piano students whom I have taught that won scholarships, performed in concerts at various states, and were published in the National Guild of Piano Teachers Magazine.

National Guild of Piano Teachers Magazine, 1997
 My favorite method of teaching is the Suzuki method.  As therapy to senior citizens, I have also taught Recreational Music Making, and was blessed in meeting the most beautiful hearts.

For relaxation, I create fine art. My specialties are collage, carving/printmaking, and mixed media. Art has been a part of my life since earliest memories. I cannot imagine a day passing without making something creative. I had wonderful teachers! Much of my training came from my loving mom, and my Heavenly Father in observation of his wondrous creations. I have dabbled in several different media, but the piano and paper arts are what have held my attention for the last few years. I enjoy the complexities of design when working with the many different papers and the abundance of tools I can embellish the paper with. I have been involved with stamping and paper arts since August of ‘98. My introduction to this art was through a stamping instructional pamphlet and a July/August ‘98 issue of The Rubber Stamper magazine from a local craft store. Little did I know that I would one day be published in that magazine!!!!!!! *July/August and September/October 2007*

Feel free to visit my blog and get to know a little more about what I do. I enjoy having you stop by.