My name is Teresa Bassett. I’ve been married to my husband, John, for 43 years. Together, we live in Morton with our two chihuahuas, Max & Blue.
We have two married children and eight awesome, beautiful grandchildren.
My family is the most important part of my life.
Clark, Lauren, Alex, Emma, Gracie, Hailey & J.T. (Nick, not pictured)
I love to travel...and create things.
I have many artistic hobbies such as crochet, drawing, cake & cookie decorating, and of course painting!
As a young child, my brother, Tim, would sit and draw with me for hours. I've always loved art. I took graphic design, figure drawing, and various art courses in college, and have taught Jr. High art mini-courses.
Canvas-connections started when I did a couple of painting parties to help my son, with softball fundraisers for Spoon River College in April of 2016.
I believe God put this painting endeavor into my life to prepare the way for my future. Shortly after canvas-connections began, my 18-year-position as an executive assistant/office manager was eliminated. It was then, that I decided painting parties would be a great way for me to use the gifts and talent God gave me, as well as help some people and organizations raise money for good causes at the same time.
It has been a blessing to meet the people I've come in contact with through painting and I LOVE doing this!
Meet Canvas-connections' awesome, talented, and beautiful painting assistant that "helps out" during our larger parties! In addition to adding "fun" to our parties, she helps set up, tear down, fill paint, and give pointers & assistance to people who attend our events.
Jessi is married and has three children. She's talented, and loves art and crafts of various kinds and making jewelry for toddler-age to adult ladies. She loves to sing and has a beautiful voice. Jessi also has her own business called, "Sweet Treats by Jessica." Best cinnamon rolls and decorated cookies EVER. You can find her on facebook HERE https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-Treats-by-Jessica-113827273854088 For some of our parties we offer her sugar cookies as an option when you register for our events.
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