You know those little animated smiley faces? Well, imagine one with its eyes popping in and out and its jaw dropping to the floor. You now have a fairly accurate picture of what I looked like when I read Julie’s PM asking me to be a Dirty Girl! I’m still shaking my head in disbelief and am really nervous about this. I only hope that I can contribute something worthwhile to the team. I feel very honored.
My name is Susan Roberts, a.k.a. rainy here on SCS. I was born and raised in the desert in Richland, Washington. (Yes, Washington State the 'Evergreen State' has a desert.) My mom, who was an interior decorator and antique collector, always had some sort of craft project going on. She was so meticulous and patient in her art. But, sadly for me, I never took any interest in her crafts. Oh, the things she could, and would, have so happily taught me . . .
Instead, I chose to spend my time in the arts. I play the piano. I love to compose simple little songs and make existing songs my own with some tweaking here and there. Guess that is sorta like a CASE! In junior high I had an after school job playing classical music for ballet classes. It wasn’t long before I put on a leotard myself and joined the dancers. When I was in high school my ballet teacher asked me to help her teach. I loved it! Later when DH was a college student I taught on my own for some city sponsored classes. I am currently a pianist for my church. Some of my other interests include snow skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, and a very neglected Harley Sportster sitting in the garage.
I have four sons: Jared (28) works for Google. Jeff (26) is in dental school. Gary (24) is the daddy to my darling twin granddaughters. Zach (16) is a great student and quarterback for his school’s football team. Hubby (of 33 years) is Steve (younger than me) and brilliant. His job has taken us all around the world. We lived in London for about five years. His company was the first to introduce the UK to digital cell phone technology. He was one of the engineers at Bell Labs who ‘invented’ them back in the late 70’s!
So my crafts background was one of observation until about two years ago when a friend (now my upline) invited me to a home to make some cards. I had such fun. She told me about Splitcoaststampers.com. Thank you, Joella!! It has changed my life. I am inspired on a daily basis by the talented and creative artists here. If I can, in any way, give some of that back to this wonderful community, I will be thrilled!
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2007 GMT Views: 9358
Registered: August 9, 2005 Location: Tampa, FL Posts: 16825
Sun, Aug 05, 2007 @ 4:45 PM
Susan, I am so happy to see you in the Dirty Dozen, you are so talented and I absolutely love your cards. How wonderful that you have a son in dental school, my husband's an oral surgeon, we dated all through dental school and married the Saturday following the last week of school (24 years ago). I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
Registered: July 18, 2007 Location: WA Posts: 9847
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 @ 10:32 AM
What a wonderful introduction~you seem to have an amazing family and life and I enjoyed reading about it! Congratulations on this honor, I'm sure you are most deserving and I cannot wait to see more of your magnificent creations! Thank you for giving the gift of artistic inspiration~it is truly cherished!
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 33282
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 @ 7:52 PM
Well, Susan, I loved reading your bio and loved reading about your family and especially your talent for piano and ballet! What a joy to get to know you better, and I was especially intrigued by your DH's being one of the engineers at Bell Labs. I grew up in NJ and didn't live far from Bell Labs and actually passed it many times. What an amazing life you've had, and I know God will continue to bless you and your lovely family. I've also enjoyed your cards and am thrilled that you are my DD sister!! Hugs and love! xoxo (P. S. Even though it's "late" to congratulate you on being a Dirty Girl, it's been fun to comment on older Dirty Dozen gals. Love our special connection!)