High Ridge, MO
Charm is a long time member and supporter of the American Kitefliers Association, Member of the Gateway Kite Club, and the Chicagoland SkyLiners Kite Club. She is an award winning artist, award winning kite maker. She has done innumerable kite programs for park departments, schools, scouts, local organizations, cancer camps and more. Charm has built and flown kites of all types and sizes, but especially loves making small, unusual kites (thanks to Charlie Sotich). The miniature Cody is a particular favorite.
Charm states "When I retired my husband worried I would get bored so he signed me up for a watercolor and drawing class. I really took to drawing and then right into colored pencils. I enjoy watercolor sumi-e painting, but my first love is colored pencil. I have taken many awards for my drawings in numerous shows including "The St. Louis Artist Guild", the International Colored Pencil Society of America and the Best in Show 2009 at Jefferson County Art Guild with watercolored kite "Taku Kichie-A Japanese Lady"."
Ron and Charm were the recipients of the Robert Ingraham Award in 2009 For outstanding contributions to the AKA and Charm and Ron both received the Volunteer of the year for the AKA in 2008
Previous classes: MAKR (lots), U-MAKE yearly 2013-current, AKA Convention