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About DIYDriftwood.com

The purpose behind the creation of DIYDriftwood.com was to collect and share knowledge amongst fellow artisans, skilled craftspeople and enthusiastic DIYers who share the same interest and appreciation of the beauty in driftwood.

Why do I find such beauty in an aged and weathered piece of wood? It’s just a piece of wood after all, yet for me it holds an undeniable allure. I’m drawn to its simplicity – its inexplicable beauty in the washed out grays, whites and beige tones, the mix of smooth and textured surfaces.   To me, it is one of nature’s most unique and stunning works of art.

KimberlyAbout Me

I was born in New England where I lived for 23 years before moving to Florida in order to attend the Art Institute for advertising design. Later, I went on to get an education in marketing, graphics and web design.

I have happily followed this career path for many years and it has always served me well but, like so many others, I was hit hard by the recession and ended up losing my job and ultimately my home.

I have always had a creative streak and I’ve always been an avid DIYer. I like to create things with my hands. I love to be able to step back and look at what I’ve done and know that I was able to create it myself.

I’ve spent the majority of my life doing the marketing, graphics and web designs for others and desperately wanted to be in charge of my own destiny and no longer have to rely on someone else. It was time to start my own business and use my skills for my own benefit while continuing to do something I sincerely enjoy doing – being creative and sharing with other creative people. Now, I’m the one who is responsible for it all. I get to make all the decisions about the website, graphics, advertising, marketing, and most important, customer satisfaction.

Driftwood ProjectsAnd, while I don’t much care for Twitter or Facebook, I am somewhat of a Pinaholic. I’m amazed by the wealth of talented people and the abundance of creativity on Pinterest. You’ll find the DIYDriftwood Pinterest Boards are dedicated to driftwood but I confess I have a hidden board where I’ve pinned some great ideas for projects I have already done and more I hope to do in the future.

I hope you enjoy the DIYDriftwood website and I am dedicated to making it grow and sharing as much knowledge as I can gather on all things driftwood as well as a few related blogs along the way.

And for those wondering about the little cartoons here and there on the site, I do enjoy using watercolor pencils and thought they might add a little fun to the site.  Initially, I just did pet sitting for friends and they were the inspiration for the ever curious felines depicted in the cartoons but I have since adopted “Bella” from the Humane Society and she is now my creative muse. 

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