For many years, I was a Child Welfare Social Worker, an occupation that I think I was meant to do, but one which left little time or energy for other things. When I retired, my sweet husband built and equipped a small metal workshop so that I could explore my interest in metal work. My brother, who has welded for years, taught me the basics, and I have so enjoyed spending more time with him, and sharing in his love for vintage and repurposed treasures. So, I now divide my time between the small greenhouse where I grow and design unusual succulent arrangements, and the metal shop, where I have discovered a love for creating metal art. My husband also enjoys working in the metal shop with me, and we collaborate on projects. I enjoy sharing my creations with others.