I was born almost 50 years ago, named Jane Clair Peace, but after being adopted my name was changed to Emily Ann.
I’m a city girl, a fourty-something mother of 5, wife, painter/artist, cloth doll designer, writer, dog lover, an eternal optimist (which helps when one is a Cubs fan…) and, as a whole, a pretty darn happy gal.
I found out I was adopted when I was 37. It was a bit of a shock, I have to admit. But now, I wonder who it is I came from, what kind of person my biological mother was/is and where she is now. I think my adopted father was the best. He loved me like his own and now, its been 30 years since he’s been gone and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of him.
I love romantic comedies, documentaries, House, Project Runway, American Idol, Sex and the City reruns, The Office (USA) and most recently, Game of Thrones.
I believe in God, ghosts, love, kindness, laughing until my stomach hurts, quiet time, a good book, a delicious cup of coffee, bitch fests girl-friendships, walking the dog, cats, and most of everything my husband tells me.
The simple things in life make me most happy-taking walks in the woods with my golden retriever, Xander, making art, especially collage and painting. I am a bit of a well known doll maker (Hootin Annies), having designed for a few magazines and have a pattern line that many quilt shops all over the country stock.
Lately I’ve been dreaming of what my life might be like in another 5 years. I am thinking it would be quite lovely to own a few ten acres with a vintage farmhouse and some outbuildings where I can create an art studio and have a barn where I can keep the three donkeys that I’m longing for.
If you are looking for me, you’ll most likely find me in a cafe sipping delicious coffee while engrossed in a really great book.
My most favorite luxury is my garage door opener.
I guess you can say now that I’m middle aged, I’m officially on my ”woman hear me roar campaign.”