During Julie’s thirty-year career in education, she engaged in a myriad of art endeavors from portraits to furniture painting to mosaics, just to name a few.  The last ten years, she has been intrigued by the versatility of the hard-shelled gourds as a mixed-media canvas, which allowed her to incorporate clay, metal, dyes and stains, glass, copper, woodburning, and carving into various eclectic pieces.  Recently, she has delved into mixed-media wall totems that allow her to engage in an even more eclectic palette.  It is her hope that you will be inspired by her art, as it reflects who she is as an artist.