We are Michael & Ceeli Hunt from Pampa, Texas. We were both born and raised here, and aside from our time in college have both lived here our whole lives. We are first and foremost Believers in Christ. We feel that He has blessed us with our business, our capabilities, our abilities, and our opportunities.
I am a teacher by trade. I graduated from West Texas A&M University with an Education Degree and spent 16 years teaching. I have enjoyed painting/creating/crafting ever since I can remember. While not in the school system anymore as a teacher, I still get to teach, guide, and encourage others by teaching them painting tips, tricks, techniques, and strategies.
For me, painting is an escape from anxiety that has been present throughout most of my life. It provides an outlet to give my mind a break from the worry that tends to creep in. I have experienced NUMEROUS customers that say the same thing, and absolutely love the fact we can help provide this outlet for others. Owning a paint/crafting business has always been something that I have wanted to do, and I feel so incredibly blessed at the opportunities that we have had.
I have worked in manufacturing for 20+ years and have a degree in Electronic Systems Technology. I started as a lathe operator in a steel mill, and had the opportunity to possess several different positions directly in making products. I eventually moved into the Engineering side of things as a product designer and eventually into Mechanical design/drafting, which I have been doing for the past 10+ years. I spent time as a CNC programmer, which serves well for Vintage Whimsy & Co, as I do 100% of the programming/cutting. While MUCH less artistic and creative than Ceeli, I feel that I complement her skills/abilities well, and that we form a very well-rounded team.
We have a 23-year old daughter in Lubbock, Texas who is a cosmetologist and an absolutely INCREDIBLE musician and singer. She studied Music and Cosmetology at South Plains College. If you are ever in Lubbock, Texas and wanting to hear a very talented musician, find out where she is playing!! Here is a link to her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kindlehuntmusic/
We absolutely love doing what we do, and feel like the sky is the limit for us. We hope you find something about our shop/website that speaks to you. We look forward to continuing on and growing in our journey with our business, and we look forward to creating more friendships with more and more people.
Thank you for taking the time to check out our website, and if we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ceeli & Michael