Who am I, and What is this Blog About?

Welcome!

Thanks for visiting An Artful Mom, where living creatively is more fun!

It’s so nice to “meet” you.

I’m Pam, a wife, mom to two adult kids, reading tutor, and a seriously lacking (but not hopeless), follower of Jesus Christ.

An Artful Mom is an eclectic blog with creative ideas for your home and garden, art and craft projects, lettering, calligraphy, and journaling, family time, photography, pets, and more. Whew, that’s a lot! It’s my own online magazine, where everyone is welcome. I hope you’ll find a creative project or idea here that inspires you.

I’m an introvert, but I love to make connections, and my blog is a safe place to do that. So, I would love for you to follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, InstagramBloglovin, or by email, so that we can stay connected!  Contact me at pam@anartfulmom.com.

My family, my heart: My husband and I, my daughter and her husband, my son, and Sunny

 

A few factoids about me:

  • In high school, I was so shy, I was often thought to be “stuck up.”  Ouch!  The funny thing about that is, I never had the self confidence to be stuck up, even if I had wanted to be!  These days, I’m the quiet one who can’t stop talking once you get to know me.
  • I’m terrified of public speaking, but my job right before I had my kids required presentations to medical professionals on a regular basis.  Way outside my comfort zone, but I enjoyed it!  Confident on the outside, shaking on the inside.
  • I have a degree in Psychology, (and at one point had planned to be a school psychologist), a minor in Speech Pathology, and I completed teacher training while a “stay at home mom.” (As you can probably, tell, I wasn’t extremely decisive when I was young. Or maybe, I just liked too many things!)
  • We have a sweet, sweet Yorkie named Sunny who was a rescue from a puppy-mill. She is really my daughter’s dog, but she figured out who the mom is, so both my daughter and I are her “favored ones.”  (Although, Sunny literally loves everybody!) Because of Sunny, I became a strong advocate of pet adoption and rescue organizations. 

Most of the photography at my blog is my own. I love photography, with a capital LOVE.  (I have even made a few dollars from it.)  

If you’re new to my blog, wondering where to go first, below are some of my favorite posts.

 

For lettering/calligraphy lovers:

How to Store Brush Markers

Modern Calligraphy and Pointed Pen Basics

How to Use a Lightbox for Lettering and Crafts

For journal/stationery lovers:

Ways to Fill a Blank Notebook

Canon Ivy Mini Mobile Printer Review (for smartphones)

Fountain Pen Basics and Tips for Beginners

For photography lovers:

Photography Tips for New DSLR Owners

Tips for Getting Better Photos of Your Dog or Cat

For craft lovers:

How to Make Victorian Paper Cones

How to Make an Accordion Book/Card

Art and Craft Room Progress: Supplies Organization

For parents:

Developing Kids’ Creativity by Sharing Your Hobbies

Parenting Advice I Actually Used

Fall Activities on a Budget

For pet lovers:

Caring for Your Senior Dog

How to Housetrain a Dog – Fast!

For home and organization:

Low Maintenance Flowers and Plants

Art and Craft Room Organization

I’m learning to enjoy this adventure of life,  hoping to always find the good in, and the purpose for, the more difficult parts of it.

I hope you’ll find this blog a warm, fun, and inspiring place to visit.  I value your comments and hope you will leave here encouraged and will find some ideas you can use in your daily life.

Thank you for visiting!