Small in stature and big with creativity, Muriel Fahrion’s artistic ability was evident even at a young age. Being one of seven children, money was tight, so imaginative play and crafting creations from things around the house were primary sources of entertainment. As she got older, she searched for ways to develop and grow in her artistic ability.
Through hard work and determination, she was a top graduate from the commercial art school she attended which earned her a spot working for American Greetings card company. During those early years, she was assigned to work on a greeting card line creating characters that she thought would live soley on cardstock. It was only a short time later that the drawings she created – such as Strawberry Shortcake – turned into the beloved characters known by so many.
She relocated to Oklahoma several years ago for a job opportunity followed by what she considered “retirement” in Medicine Park, Oklahoma. However, after her husband fell ill with cancer, she moved to Tulsa to be closer to her daughter. Sadly, her husband lost his battle with cancer at the end of 2018. During this difficult time, she has found solace and joy through drawing and creating.
In this podcast, we’ll talk about her passion for art and the secret to knowing if something really is your passion!
Check out http://outtathinairstudio.com for more information on Muriel or her Instagram account: @outtathinairstudio