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Padgett - Artist - Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Karina Padgett

Asheville, North Carolina, USA


Life isn't about weathering the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain

Hardly a day passes that does not begin with me opening my eyes and wondering exactly how in the hell did I end up here. I'm an artist with a B.F.A. who actually gets paid for my work, which is a dream come true. I am a mother to an incredible 6 year old son who is also a dream come true. And I am just now coming out of a very very dark time in my life that has taken me years to traverse. My husband killed himself two years ago, so that makes me a widow and a survivor of suicide. First you feel shock, sadness, and disbelief. Now I am starting to be angry and pissed to have been left holding the bag. But I have great people rooting for me from the sidelines as I continue to prevail, and if nothing else, my love for life has increased ten fold. I am always sneaking away to my favorite destination, Charleston SC, to hang with my best friend, to dunk my son in water, and to achieve maximum tanning capacity. I sing in the car and laugh every chance I get. I am a full blown Scorpio with all the bells and whistles that come with that title, and halloween in my favorite holiday. I have a brilliant sense of humor, so I am told, and I am the biggest text flirt in the world. I am just scratching the surface of who I really am, but the one thing above all else about me that you should know is I just want everyone to be happy. This is a great time to be alive! Lets go have some fun!



Work History

Senior Employee

The Orange Peel

From October 2002

Heavy metal sculptor

Qualifications & Certifications

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

Middleburg High School

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