Petra's Art Hub January Newsletter

January Newsletter


Hi there,

I hope you are well! I've been pretty busy with family visits, filling in orders, and launching just one more thing - Rebel Handmade - but more about that later as it's still early days but click the link if you're curious and want to know more!

I'm in reflective and goal-setting mode and have started the beginning of my 2022 Goal List of them I am not sure where to put it just yet is to spend less time on social media with the exception of my Business Page and Groups. This means I have a lot more time to do more things hence this extensive list.


  • Create 2 new Wood-Burning Tutorials a month 
  • Work on Guitar Cut out Wood-Burning that will be a special gift 
  • Learn the Cricut and make things 
  • Create 2 Crochet Patterns a month 
  • Make art that excites me and brings me joy 


  • Get healthier - already in progress 
  • Get more active - already in progress 
  • Complete 2022 Miles - I signed up for a challenge
  • Miles will be achieved through running, rowing, and hiking 
  • Hike once a month - I live by the Blue Ridge Parkway plenty of trails to choose from! 
  • Annual Physical 


  • Get wills done
  • Spend time with kid/grandkids 


  • Declutter things we don’t need or use
  • Renovate each room 
  • Bathrooms (2)
  • Bedrooms (3)
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Paint House exterior
  • Clean up property - prep to be rented out
  • Search and find a home with acreage 


  • Donate Animal Art to Wildlife Center for Auction 
  • Donate to Urea Cycle Foundation 


  • Increase net worth to $X
  • Set up Profit First 
  • Reduce Debt
  • Set up Separate Accounts (Done)


  • Camping at the Beach 
  • Dino Park with the grandkids 
  • Camping Trip with my partner 
  • Bon Jovi in April 
  • Metal in the Mountains Music Festival (I’m a sponsor)
  • Iron Maiden Concert in October 
  • Breaking Benjamin Concert 


  • Meet monthly Sales Goal
  • Sign up as a Vendor at Markets + Festivals to sell Art 
  • Grow the Pyrography Academy 
  • Kick off the Crochet Academy 
  • Grow Rebel Handmade + launch Membership 
  • Map out 2022 Content - already done 

If you know of any markets and festivals in Virginia you think I should check out, let me know - in the meantime, you can find the events I am scheduled to be at here!

Until next year!




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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