Edie has had a passion for Art all her life. As a child while her father bought sports equipment for her sisters at Christmas and birthdays, Edie was always receiving new art supplies. She remembers collecting round stones, seashells and drift wood from beaches and making mosaic style collages and spending hours in her little art room.
Her dream since her late 20’s was to live in the country and have an Art Barn. Her vision is now complete with a beautiful new Red Barn on her country property in Sebastopol. In the meantime Edie was busy in her Real Estate Career as the Broker and Owner of Network Realty for over 20 years.
Even as a busy mom and real estate broker, Edie was always involved in the Arts and Crafts. In her early 20’s she had a custom handmade mailbox business and sold her mailboxes at Home Shows. She then moved on to a dried flower business and was supplying arrangements to Macy’s. When she became pregnant she began a line of hand painted baby clothes and socks. Creating has always balanced her work life and enriched her soul.
Once she moved to the country she had room to create and began taking classes again in Ceramics at Sebastopol Center for the Arts and at private instructor’s studios. This led to an interest in mosaics and creating custom pieces for her mosaic projects. Edie loves to create mosaic pieces with 3 dimensional pieces of jewelry, antique roses plates and glass and ceramic tile. Her tabletop and wall altars were created as a reminder to reflect on our spiritual practice and as a memorial to those that have passed on. For example when her father’s dog passed away she created a memorial mosaic wall altar with a photo of his dog and a custom clay bone with his dog’s name for the piece. She also created pieces with the jewelry or plates of ancestors who had passed. After many workshops in the art of Mosaic she began teaching in her converted chicken coop and now has her new barn for ample teaching space.
Edie took time to take a sabbatical from her Art to help take care of her mother whom passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. Edie was featured in Art at the Source in the past and is now returning with a renewed energy and passion and the space to create!