Nola started drawing and painting as a child and has always found a lot of pleasure from her artwork and the creative process. The “Snowman” design you see in her collections is a drawing on a Christmas card she made when she was seven years old which she was particularly fond of. Many other inspirations for her painting comes from Blue Ridge Pottery, which was hand-painted pottery from the ‘20’s to the ‘50’s made in Erwin, Tennessee. Nola also has a style that often reflects a whimsical and fun theme relating to her nature. The Watkins Family has traveled extensively around the United States on a circuit of craft shows that has helped showcase all of her artwork including her pottery and ornaments; and over the years, Homeplace Creations has evolved into “The Nola Watkins Collection” focusing mainly on her colorful and unique Christmas ornaments.