Gale is a hand-lettering artist who has a permanent space at Bella Patina in the West Bottoms of Kansas City and a home studio in Shawnee, Kansas. She loves penmanship, painting, drawing and has been doodling all her life - even when she is supposed to be paying attention. Actually, it helps her pay attention (her teachers didn't believe that and it drives her husband crazy but it's true!) She's a mom to four funny, brilliant grown kids and has one amazing, super-smart granddaughter - and she's really, really proud of all of them. Her husband is an accountant by day and moonlights as her carpenter and painter while loading the occasional U-Haul headed for a show. What she does wouldn't happen without his help, even though he still refuses to believe that flannel pants should be considered a "work uniform" and tax write-off.
She sells her hand-lettered goodness at Hallmark stores and stockists all over the USA. She does art shows and markets, and teaches classes across the Midwest. She also teaches virtual classes from her home studio, as well as in-person workshops in the Kansas City area. Her love of embroidery and stitching is big - and she's added classes featuring her lettering in stitched designs, too. Color is fun and she embraces it wholeheartedly.
All her work is lettered by hand - no vinyl, stencils or machines. And yes, it's ALL her own handwriting. Don't feel bad - she self-admittedly hates to cook, clean, or do math, so amazing penmanship is pretty much her stock in trade. She does, however, make a mean margarita and is an expert at making salsa. Because let's be honest - a girl has to be able to "cook" something!
In her "spare" time, she rearranges the furniture in her house, loves to stitch and embroider, gardens, is a voracious reader, plays the piano and consumes way too much caffeine. She believes that words matter, love does, and life is better when you're laughing. She's happiest when sharing her talents with the world and hopes that each of the GaleNation products you purchase bring you joy and helps you mark the sweetest memories ever.
Follow her on Instagram at @galenation for the latest!
Her home was featured on the Cover of Flea Market Home and Living in their May 2020 issue.
Her home was featured in the book "Flea Market Flair" in June 2021 - available on Amazon.
She'll be featured in the fall 2021 issue of "Shawnee Magazine".
In 2017, Gale was honored by Topeka's 785Magazine as one of the "Women Who Rock!" Check out her feature here