Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Donna Rugenstein, AKA Re-Designing Hussy
I had the pleasure of speaking with Donna Rugenstein this morning. Wow! Talk about multi-talented. She’s a welder, woodworker, custom embroiderer and a mural artist. In her former life, prior to starting her business, Re-Designing Husseys, www.redehussy.com, she was a university dean and professor. She now prefers a simpler life, working from her barn on 10 acres in Pendelton, Indiana. She described her business in a recent email. “I was the original trash to treasures girl, creating one of a kind pieces from discarded items. Painting murals on furniture and in homes was an extension of this creativity; a passion that was developed into an arts~antiques ‘Shoppe’ named Whimzy. My mural partner Sharon and I are now joining our unique talents to bring you Re-Designing Hussy’s (AKA the original Picker Sisters). Re-Designing Hussy’s was created to showcase unique finds and custom designs meant to inspire. We focus on helping you to create your environment by combining welding, woodworking, custom embroidery and antiquities”.