Hi! I'm Ferril, and welcome to Ferril's Pop-Ins. I am an artist and educator based in Ocean Beach, CA. I developed Ferril's Pop-Ins to make Art more accessible to the community that I have called home my whole life. Every Pop-In on the Pop-In Menu represents a skill that I have picked up, practiced and refined because of the joy that practicing and refinement has brought me.
In addition to creating Ferril's Pop-Ins, I also work at a locally owned small business called Run For Cover Bookstore where I develop special arts and crafts events, host a weekly StoryTime With Ferril, and assist with store display and design. I am also very active with a locally owned and operated community theatre, OB Playhouse, where I volunteer in both performance and backstage capacities, and work as Theatre Administrator. Previous to these current endeavors, I was a member of the original staff, and Head Teacher, at the Peninsula Family YMCA Preschool for 8 years.
Working with children and making Art are what bring me joy in this crazy life. I created my own way to find this joy, and I hope that you will join me.
Welcome to Ferril's Pop-Ins.
"Learning to bake bread was a fun idea that turned into a regular practice. Baking bread takes intuition, time, and good old fashioned elbow grease."
"Growing up we had a solid wood coffee table, that once my brother and I were old enough, became a surface to learn and practice wood burning. An odd skill I was able to take with me in education."
"In seventh grade, my best friend's mom taught me how to knit. When I was 25, my now mother-in-law taught me how to crochet. When I was 27 I taught myself how to cross stitch. Fiber Arts have taught me patience and persistence."
"My Grandmother took me to my first play at San Diego Junior Theatre when I was around 2 or 3 years old. Since then, storytelling through performance has been a constant and defining aspect of my life."
"I was a life long nail biter until I met my husband in 2011. I picked up nail art as a way to redirect my old habit. Having art at my fingertips made a world of difference in my confidence and expression."