I feel so lucky to be surrounded by artists. For me, making art is an emotional and physical outlet. When I create new art I feel a charge of excitement. I think the term art can apply to so many things.. sometimes the way I simply organize my house can feel like art, or cooking. Mostly the art I love to create involves sewing and painting. I was actually a house painter in another lifetime (about 10 years ago). I did it for the money whenever I wanted to travel or buy something big. Eventually I grew to enjoy it a bit, and began mentally painting every house I saw (and sometimes for real too). Now I love to paint because it is just a hobby. I still paint walls, the walls in my house and shop are lots of colors and change often, but mainly I just paint signs and new images for screen printing. The reason I started Rosemary Clothing Boutique was because I loved to sew and needed something to do with all my crafts. I Hoped people would want to buy my creations, and eventually with some tweeking, they did. After about five years of sewing what seemed to be my best sellers over and over again, the artistic sensation was dwindling. I had to do something before my passion became my nightmare, so I made a decision (which was one of the best things I ever did). I taught my neighbor how to sew. It took a long time, we worked together everyday for a year, and finally I am so proud of my protege. I have watched her grow so much through this experience also. Her name is Zury. Did I mention she is gorgeous as well? She has become a model for Rosemary too! Here are some shots of her making baby harem pants, and some of the kids cIothes she makes. Her mom and aunt hand crochet pillows for us and baby shoes. They can do custom orders also, so keep that in mind for gift ideas. Through the years my neighbors have become a part of my family, (they even built my house) and I feel so happy to have this relationship with them where we are able to help each other.