childhood, Deirdre found great satisfaction in focusing on the tiniest of
details. She contemplated from a young age how she could make a living from
her doodles, understanding it was in the stars to follow her passion of
"creating" or live a life unfulfilled.
After completing a massage certification in the early 1980's from Dr. Scherer's Academy of Natural Healing in Santa Fe, New Mexico she assistant taught for a year with her beloved massage teacher.
she owed $5 to her favorite clothing store, Bodhi Bazaar. Paying off her
debt by steaming clothes, she ended up in the position of clothing buyer and
store manager. This dream job lasted 5 years, but then change was in the
Finally moving to Montana when Alita was 7, she discovered it was necessary for her to create a way to make a living since job opportunities were slim. After 6 years in what felt like a very remote place, Deirdre knew it was time to kick her dabbling up a notch and truly focus on a business.
"Heart at Work" was born in her sunny basement studio in Livingston MT when her son Dakota was 2 years old.
Her east coast muse finally called her back to its shores in the late 1990's. Cape Cod felt like a place she could settle into the arts community.
Upon acceptance into the Artisans Guild of Cape Cod & The Society of Cape
Cod Craftsmen, Deirdre finally began her current business in earnest. She
began doing the local craft show circuit & quickly built a steady following.
She currently does about 30 shows per year as well as home shows.
Deirdre was featured in the following HGTV Episodes:
She is represented by: