Welcome to my website! My name is Judith Iris Quate and my business name is ScrapperJude Designs. I am an artist, author, motivational speaker and soon to be a certified Zentangle instructor and certified art specialist. These two new certifications will be achieved by the end of 2017.
My passion is motivated by my challenging life raising twin boys, one of whom developed brain damage and later was diagnosed to have spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. I dedicated twenty-eight years caring and advocating for his needs and making sure he received the best of care.
My son passed away in 2006 at the age of 28 and I retired from my federal job in 2010. I created my business after I wrote my son’s memoir – Our Special Child’s –Jason’s Story. This book helped me place my life in perspective and finally mourn the many years caring for him and his death. I realized I was holding in my emotions so that I can maintain control of my life. The book opened up my Pandora box.
I now have the passion for sharing my skills as an artist, therapeutically helping people to heal their heart with art. I will be offering home workshops starting in 2018. If you would be interested in hosting a home therapeutic art session and live in Philadelphia and surrounding counties, it would be my pleasure to offer this for you. I will supply all materials.
Please see my blog on this site. I am known as “Jude” on my blog and I titled it, Jude’s Inspirational Wisdom.