Allow me to introduce myself . . . I'm Shalana, a.k.a. the funky felter. As far as my life goes, I was born and raised in a small, rural town in southern Missouri. You know the kind of place - there are generally more cows than people. After earning a fine art degree in college, I moved off to the big city and began my career as a graphic designer. Since then I've worked as the craft editor for a publishing company, instructed college design courses, owned my own craft business, been a DIY craft blogger and created all sorts of digital projects from newsletters to websites.
In my professional journey I've had the opportunity to live all over the United States from Little Rock to Kansas City to Milwaukee. Now, once again, I'm living in rural southern Missouri having happily found my way back to my family and roots. I am a mommy, wife, entrepreneur, writer and hopeless craft addict, my favorite being traditional wet and needle felted crafts. Currently I'm writing and illustrating children's books and pursuing other writing projects.