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.