Hi! My name is Ginger. I’d like to tell you a little about myself and how I ended up here. I was born and raised in the bayous of Louisiana hunting and fishing and loving everything that had to do with nature and the outdoors.
I followed the normal societal path of going to college, getting married, and getting a job that I would stay in for 30 years or more. After 23 years of teaching high school math in the Louisiana public school system, life continued to unfold. A divorce happened and an early retirement followed by a second marriage and a move across the state. This is when I started Gin’s Den. The day that I woke up and realized that life was passing me by! After spending years suffering with anxiety and depression, it led me to make some changes in my life. That’s when I took up painting.
I am now 49 years old. A mother of 2 sons, ages 22 and 24, and a step-son, age 21. I am also a wife to my best friend, Michael. Michael is a 22 year combat veteran who recently retired from the Army and is now a Licensed Certified Mental Health Counselor who works with veterans at our local VA Hospital.
My passion is and always has been to help people. I find joy and feel my heart smile when I am teaching and seeing how people react to learning and finding confidence in something that they have learned.
I have always been connected to self help and striving to become a better person spiritually, mentally, and physically. I have a strong passion for keeping God as my forefront in guiding me through life. I have learned more about myself over these last three and a half years than I ever knew. I have discovered that I am a free spirit at heart.
Painting is very relaxing and fulfilling to me, and creating a special unique piece that touches my heart and yours is my passion. Not only do I paint and have a product based business (Gin’s Den Etsy Store) where I sell my art and art prints, but I also teach painting online. Join my Free Facebook Group and begin the journey of painting with me. I am hoping to share my work with you all and to create something that you fall in love with.
When I’m not working on Gin’s Den, my husband and I love to worship God and we love the outdoors…traveling, skiing, mountains, hiking, nature, yoga, barbecuing, and camping.
In 2016, I began Gin’s Den by opening up an Etsy shop and making custom wood signs. (www.ginsden0911.etsy.com) That’s where my little adventure began. 2020 will be a transition year slowly transitioning from wood signs into more art. I will be adding art lessons and more over the next few months. I’m also in the middle of creating this new website! How cool is this. Follow me as I take you through this journey.
10% of all profits are donated to Suicide Prevention Charities.