I have always loved
making things that please the eye.
It started as a kid
making clay shapes in the backyard (ask my mom - she loved them,
but could seldom identity them). In school I learned to make pottery
and jewelry, unfortunately drawing escaped me, I loved it but
it didn't particularly like me. My artistic flairs were put on
the back burner temporarily.
After moving to Breckenridge,
Colorado in 1980 I took up pottery and jewelry once again. Then
I discovered the art of stained glass, tried watercolors and worked
at "real" jobs for a while. A turn of events gave me the opportunity
to take classes to earn a computer science degree at the local
college here and I found another "form" of art…computer graphics.
I specialized in web design and the graphic programs related to
it. I found many different programs for designing web pages, Homesite,
Pagemill, Golive, Coldfusion, Visual basic, Frontpage and Dreamweaver.
Add in the graphic development software from Adobe - Photoshop
and Illustrator plus Macromedia's Flash, Fireworks and Freehand
- what fun!! So now I am showing others what fun this can be.
I am designing pages for local businesses (see
samples) and each person gives their site their own flair.
I think it is very
important for local businesses to put themselves out on the Internet.
In doing so they have placed themselves in the path of future
vacationers/conventioneers who are cruising the great Internet
highway. We have a great local network on the web through the
Resort Chambers, local Hosts and just plain old interlinking between
business sites. Breckenridge and Summit County has so much to
offer year-round for folks from all over the world, we just need
to put ourselves out there to be found.
My newest project is
something my husband Tom and I have talked about for years. When
we were first married we spent 6 months working and traveling
in Europe, when we returned we spent considerable time traveling
the western part of the United States. Now we finally have the
chance to use our knowledge of travel with our over 50 years of
living and working in various resorts in the US and Switzerland.
can log onto *www.BestoftheRockies.info*
- come see how one site can list all categories of information
you need to plan a vacation. We will offer sections on activities,
restaurants, hotels, motels, B&Bs, and then go one step further
and let you print out maps to each spot, list beaches/ski areas/sightseeing
spots and more. Also a page where you can make a list of where
you are going - when - confirmation info - phone numbers and you
can make copies to leave with the baby-sitter/housesitter and