Once upon a time there were three crafty ladies who generated excellent ideas under the influence of caffeine but had no forum through which to express them. They sought to combat the growing evil of creative stagnation and cultural illiteracy threatening themselves and their cities. That fateful night at the local coffee shop they took up paint brush, knitting needle, and pen, swearing an oath to blaze the trail into uncharted creative territory, and thus the Errant Easel project was born.

Our mission is to share with you the endeavors we undertake to enrich our lives with the creative arts. We want to share our journey with the world at large in hopes that someone somewhere will take up the mantle and not feel alone in their struggles to create.

We each bring different strengths, experiences, and interests to the table from knitting and photography to printmaking and painting to creative writing so we hope to appeal to a variety of folks from beginning crafters to experienced artists.

And now for your consideration, the dossier of each member of the Errant Easel:

Name: Staci Gilliam a.k.a. T-Boney, Miss G, Bobby’s sister
Hometown: Road Fork of Pond Creek, KY
Education: Mr. Blankenship’s Art Class
University of Kentucky, BA in Art Education
Morehead State University, MA in Art (focus Education)
Favorite (Teaching) Quote: My knowledge will bite your face off. – Senor Chang, Community
Preferred Artistic Outlet(s): Printmaking and Drawing

Name: Dez Holland a.k.a. Mad Knitter of the Fair Isle
Hometown: Army Brat, USA (born in Alaska, raised in Western KY)
Education: Morehead State University, BA in Studio Art
Favorite Quotes: A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. -Bob Dylan
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. -Salvador Dali
Preferred Artistic Outlet(s): Canon DSLR and SLR, knitting

Name: Sara Perkins
Hometown: Clearfield, KY
Education: Morehead State University, BS in Biology
University of Kentucky, Master of Public Health
Favorite Quote: Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity. -T. S. Eliot
Preferred Artistic Outlet(s): Creative writing, Steampunk

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