Hi, and welcome to my blog MeadowTree. My name is Terri Gardner and I am a 60+ blogger who celebrates creativity. I am a retired K-12 visual art teacher who finally said good-by from an over thirty-two career.


Art and Design has always been important to my life. In high school I was always sketching ideas for new clothes and accessories. I was also lucky in that my Mom taught me to sew so many times I cold actually turn m vision into reality. Back then, clothes were much more expensive and this was a way for me to not only be creative but have a much larger wardrobe.


Throughout the years, I got married (still am to the same man), had two daughters, two grandsons and many, many animals on out small homestead. I was born and continue to live Missouri and never moved over one hour from Kansas City, my hometown.


I was still always thinking outside the “teaching box”. When I was breeding Shetland Sheep (I still have 12 of my old ladies ewes) I would go as far as Oregon and Colorado to compete for the best fleece. I developed hand knitted patterns and had a few published in magazines. I still have two patterns on Ralvery and one of the, The Fling, is a free download.


Over all this time I developed a confident attitude towards style that I feel is true to me and think that I have something to share. I always tried to relay this to my older students and my two daughters.


Then came retirement. Although I still substitute teach, I now have time to spread my wings with my style blog. It has taken me a while to get to this point but I am glad I am finally here. The fun part is that I am still making new discoveries about what I like and how I view things. I believe that you are never too old to learn. Sharing thoughts and ideas of life and style with women across this big world has been a joy.


I hope you will join me in the journey, share in it and become part of the experience of “finding your style”.

Thank you for stopping by to visit.

Terri Gardner, MeadowTree Style

Still crazy after all these years.