Christi Schwartzkopf, portland in. Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement Hi,my names christi schwartzkopf and i love to create beautiful things,i paint but i also have done a lot of different crafts.you name it and i have most likely done it at one time.i worked for about 10 yrs. for another woman doing tole painting,her things,i just painted them and she sold them.i did that with several others.i did hundreds of Amish and cows and mostly ginger breads,even painted on thimbles.after painting everything exactly alike its nice to go outside the lines,which i do.i may paint anything,right now i am mixing sand and different things with my paint for texture.i like to do trees also,i've sold all that i had so i need to paint some more.i was born in Ohio but moved to Florida in my late teens and most of my twenties.lived down there about 10 yrs.,i still miss it.I have 3 grown children and 9 grand kids.i have a 16 yr.old granddaughter living with me now who keeps me busy.i love animals of all kinds and right now i have 8 chihuahuas,1 cat,a lovebird and fish that i take a lot of pictures of.i also have favorite shows on tv, Greys anatomy,Deperate Housewives,Brother and Sisters because i love Sally F.House,and i like good movies too. So much to do that might be why i'm lucky to get 5 hours of sleep at night,but as Sam Elliot said in Roadhouse"i'll have plenty of time to sleep when i'm dead"oh, i also quote movies,drives my kids crazy.ha-ha-ha. I recently started doing digital fractals,now it seems that is is all i get done.I am amazed at the creations that happen before my eyes.