Single mom makes rocks into works of art & donates to Big Cat Rescue
LARGO – Many of us have good business ideas, but for whatever reason, do not do anything with the ideas.
A single mom in Largo took her idea to the next level, and she is proof that anything is possible.
Adria Bernstein said, “You name it, I’ve done it. People just come out of the woodworks, and when they do, I just get so excited.”
There is nothing Bernstein cannot create. She even duplicated her dog. The artist starts with a picture, paint, and then rocks.
“I’ll start with the picture put the rocks together, and then just kind of start from scratch,” Bernstein said.
Her business is called Witty Wocks. About two years ago, her hobby took over her home, and now her life.
“The reactions I get from people, the letters I get, the responses, I couldn’t ask for anything better,” Bernstein said.
Even her three year old son has a favorite.
“Michael Jackson!,” Bernstein’s son said.
One of the best responses came in an envelope from The White House. A thank you was signed Barack Obama and Michelle.
“The day I walked out my front door and I see that big envelope from The White House, I did a little happy dance,” Bernstein said.
Besides President Obama, the single mom has also gotten props from People Magazine. Blogger Perez Hilton, who is normally not so nice, gave her rave reviews.
“I’m so happy it was a happy, upbeat, positive response,” Bernstein said.
The reviews are appreciated, but Adria’s business is not just about making money.
A guitar she made and Kenny Loggins signed will help his charity. A kitty she made was donated to the Big Cat Rescue.
“Anything I can help with, I will do it,” Bernstein said.
Finding a cure for cancer is a priority her mother and grandmother are both survivors.
I financially am not able to do it, but if i can do it with my art, then that is rewarding beyond belief,” Bernstein said.
Bernstein says her giving spirit often hurts her bottom line, but she is confident her business will flourish.
My dream and goal would be to have my own shop,” Bernstein said. “Sit back, work from there bring my dog to work.”
To find out more about Witty Wocks, go to: www.wittywocks.com