I met Nancy online in the Zibbet community, a wonderful artist with many talents.
Have fun reading her story about how her shop came to life!
I am from central New York, I have always lived in this area my whole life. I got interested in decorative painting after seeing some at a craft show we went to. I loved it & decided I would try it. So I bought a book,paints etc. & taught myself. From then on I was hooked & got so I just had to keep trying more & getting my own style!! I wish I would have tried it many years ago!
How did your Studio get its name?
Actually my husband thought of the name. I kept trying to think of something & it never seemed right. Then he came up with Pizzaz Glaz & it seemed to fit perfectly. My shops are at http://www.zibbet.com/monkmama54 and http://www.zibbet.com/frugallyfoundforyou
What material do you work with?
I work with many materials. I paint on a lot of glass items of all kinds & I love to do the wooden signs. Also cards,tin,cloth,records & vintage. I have tried just about everything. I have fun doing it & trying new things! I have a vintage wooden shoe mold that I found at a rummage sale & I’m trying to figure out what I want to paint on it. I love it & will probably keep it myself! We’ll see!
When did you discover your creative side?
I guess I have always been creative with one thing or another. I learned to sew when I was very young & made a lot of my clothes, including my wedding gown & bridesmaid dresses. Always crafting, making dolls to sell, doing alterations. I also learned to decorate cakes & made candies to sell. I have had my hands in everything, candle making & soaps. Then I started painting, I didn’t realize I had the art thing in me-surprise!! I keep very busy & love trying anything new!
What inspires you and what get’s you motivated? I am inspired by pretty things & unusual. Whenever we go to a garage sale or rummage sale, I see many items I want to paint on. I get very motivated just bringing new things into my life & also recycling anything I can! I can collect up an awful lot though,!
Describe yourself with 5 words?
Passionate, loving, creative, thrifty & myself!