A little bit about the past
Rita has always drawn pictures, doodled,
made crafts and painted with all types of media.
When the Barakats bought their first home she quickly went to work painting
murals first in the kids rooms, then in all the other rooms of the house.
The word spread through the neighborhood and pretty soon she was
being paid to paint murals in all the local homes, model homes
Since then she has had work published in a variety of magazines, sold art outright and
has been honored to work with some of the best manufacturers in the business.
Rita on her work
“In my work I hope you will find encouragement,
a little whimsy, something pretty or at least something to make
you think. I do believe we need to be thankful and focus on the positive!
I am passionate about art and believe that we are all creative in our own ways.
I love sharing the joy of art with others!”
Rita teaches, sells individual pieces, has art ready for licensing and does commissioned pieces.
Other Interests In addition to family and art Rita has a passion for music and youth.
Rita and her husband are the youth pastors at their church. Rita is the worship leader at her church.
The Barakats also volunteer their time to foster care community and are raising three special needs adopted children.
Clients include (but not limited to) :
Therm O Web, Sakura USA, Faber-Castell, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop, Clear Scraps , Susan K. Weckessor, Sizzix,
Artistcellar, Authentique, ColourArte, Deflecto, Decoart, Clearprint Chartpak Inc., Joy S.A. Inc., Testors, DCWV…
*Disclaimer from Rita
I do sometimes receive free product or get paid to try certain products
but I would never suggest any products that I have never used or liked.
I feel very strongly about this and will not endorse something I haven’t tried and
really loved. Some companies provide monetary compensation, some provide a product.
If you have any questions about product or my affiliation with these companies, please feel free to email me.