I have enjoyed making functional art for 20+ years. I use a folk art technique of layering several colors and then sanding them down to create a pleasing visual contrast on my furniture pieces. When choosing a piece to paint, I always look for interesting carved details on the wood. I sometimes will add embellishments such as collage or mosaic pieces to my furniture. I enjoy making colorful, unique items that people can use to add a touch of whimsy to their home space.