Petra's Art Hub April Newsletter

April Newsletter


Hi there,

Can you believe it's April? I've been busy recording videos, planning events, getting things ready for events, and a few other things of course.

If you want to see where I'll be next - click here!

I have a few new things I'll be working on - here's a quick video This also means there will be more tutorials and patterns to come.

image And I had a few of these rotating cheese boards and have been wanting to get this design on one - well I ended up doing three that didn't even make it on the website because people wanted them.

I will be doing a few more of those with different designs and probably just cutting boards or big wood plates - I think those would be cool too!

🗒️ Vegetable Garden Coloring Planner - if you are planning on growing your own vegetables - this planner is great!

Getting started with a vegetable garden can be quite of bit of an undertaking and leave you feeling overwhelmed.

But if you are in the space of doing more for yourself, to relax while also being more active, then a garden can be the solution.

Click here to read more


Petra Monaco


I was born in Bad Homburg, Germany. Growing up in foster care I spend a lot of time alone creating art or writing stories. In 1992, when I became pregnant, I discovered crochet and emersed myself in the craft. I also immigrated to the US and throughout the years, I explored various mediums of art – such as macrame, cross-stitch, and painting - while raising my kids. In 2005, I wanted to create my own wood beads and discovered the wood-burner and fell in love with it. It’s at the same time I had the nudge to start my handmade business part-time with the intention to be full-time someday.

But life derailed for a little while, as I became a special needs parent, enrolled in online college twice, and am the proud owner of a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling – which eventually led me to start my coaching + consulting business.  

Throughout the years I kept coming back to three mediums: coloring, crochet, and wood-burning, and am now balancing two businesses! With most of the kids creating their own lives and only the youngest left, I get to create art and teach people how to make art, while also helping people with their goals. It’s having the cake and eating it too!

I live in Central Virginia with tons of inspiration out of my backyard, the blue ridge mountains, and the events I attend!

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