Hello! Welcome to The Multi-ti-Purpose Room! I’m Kelley, and I live in Southern California, USA.
I am a licensed Cosmetologist, who ended up working in Law Enforcement as a Police Dispatcher and later as a Deputy Sheriff. After over 20 years of answering 9-1-1 and housing inmates I medically retired with a thirty-percent hand disability. This gave me the amazing opportunity to retrain as a photographer, and I’ve been doing it ever since! I’ve always loved art and after thinking my life was over, God opened the door to one of my true and life-long loves. Art! I love taking pictures of people and enjoy making art with my hands. My three daughters and I enjoy every medium of art and love finding ways to put them all together.
About our name:
My daughter, Amanda came home from kindergarten one day. She was about to explode with excitement because that day her class visited the most wonderful place ever! It was the Mulit-ti-purpose room! We laughed at how cute she pronounced the name and it stayed with our family for the next thirteen years. We’ve never called it anything different. I come from a long line of women who have miss pronounced, miss used, and made up their own names and words for everything. It seemed right to carry on the tradition in the naming of this blog.
Over the last thirty years I’ve spent my life learning how to navigate a home, raising children, working full time, and taking care of myself so I can keep doing it all. I’ve had three different careers while doing a lot of stuff in-between. I guess you could call me a Jack-of-all-trades. I love learning, and sharing, and loving people. It isn’t just what I do, it’s really who I am, I just can’t help myself.
So, join us in the Multi-ti-Purpose Room! Come laugh, bake, make art, and plant some stuff with us! Come listen to our stories and join us in doing our best to make some life grow.