Connie Heizer has been a Petaluman for 40 years, but Petaluma always felt like home because it is where her father grew up and the home to family. Living her first 19 years in Novato, Petaluma was the perfect place to make her home, after marrying her beloved husband. A busy working mother of four, she didn’t have time to devote to her art until she retired. After the loss of a beloved family dog, Sparky, she turned to art to create a memorial for him. At that moment, the floodgates opened. She considers her specialty hearts, rainbows, and Rainbow Bridge memorials. Connie has a fervent desire to spread love and joy through her mediums which include, beading, painting (both rocks and canvas), restoring garden gnomes, and other whimsical creatures. She considers herself the curator of the CasaHeizer Fair Garden which rests under a 50 year old Camphor Tree at her East Petaluma home. Connie enjoys cooking Sunday Dinner for her family, collaborating with her husband, Dave, a talented woodworker, and enjoys the love and laughter of her family and friends--most especially, her 4 grandchildren.