Spotted Woman. Where did I get that name?
I get asked this question all the time.
When I was in my 40’s I noticed that my hands were getting mottled.
Off I went to a dermatologist who told me I had “Vitiligo*”. Parts of
my skin were losing their pigmentation. Although not contagious, there
is no reversing the process. I did what any other person would do. I got
a second opinion….from my Mom.
“Oh,” she told me “that’s just something
that happens in our family. It’s not a big deal, and it will keep you
humble.” She was right, other than staying out of the sun and having my
husband call me “Spot”, it wasn’t a big deal. (I am one of the lucky
I even referred to myself as a Spotted Woman. It didn’t take a big stretch
to name my business after myself. (So much for keeping me humble!)
I started making Wild Women during disaster
deployments with FEMA. Given as gifts, these little ladies were soon in demand.
"Do you have a website?" was a constant question. My wonderful
husband, Ken, put together this website. Along with Wild Women, we've included
other Spotted Woman creations.
hope you will find something you will enjoy or will wish to share with others!
The Spotted Woman
further info on Vitiligo, contact Vitiligo Support International -