countrystarr exists to showcase the many creative and ridiculous art & crafty projects of beth been. flowers, feathers, felt, tiny top hats, dresses, paint, silver, silly, animal ear madness, technology, photos, paintings, drawings...glitter around every turn. there's skulls and hounds tooth, red plaid and roses, bottle caps and more. in a world of uncertainties, beth been is certainly planning something creative right now! it's not a business,it's something that must be done!

if it's not fun, you're not doing it right!!!!

Beth Been aka the Scarlot Harlot

~ Web & Print Designer ~ Artist ~ Crafter ~ Seamstress ~
~ Roller Derby Queen ~ Aquarian ~ World Traveler ~
~ Music Lover ~ Crazy Red Head from Texas ~
~ Drinker ~ Stinker ~ Midnight Thinker ~

Elizabeth Starr Sams grew up in Dimmitt, Texas (pop 5,000) where the cows outnumbered the people. She spent her early days shooting hoops in a pink tutu on rollers skates. One night after a drunken barn dance Beth hooked herself, cape fear style, to the bottom of Willie Nelson's tour bus and ended up in Austin, Texas.

She enrolled at the University of Texas in 1989 where the self professed "heavy metal hillbilly" majored in Middle Eastern Studies, as well as served as the Hook 'Em mascot.

After a visit to Israel, living in the West Bank town of Rumallah, studying Arabic at the University of Jordan and nearly getting sold into prostitution in Syria, Beth returned to Texas and enrolled in Bill Lundberg's drawing class and Steve Jones' 3D design class.

Beth Been a.k.a the Scarlot HarlotWhile living in Austin and enjoying the underground music scene and running around with a band of rowdy drag queens, Beth met Beau Been. They were married in Cinque Terra, Vernazza, Italy in 2004 and are currently living happily ever after.

Beth owns a web/print design business called Groovee Fortune, for which she was voted "Best Local Web Designer" in 2005 by the Austin Chronicle. She skated as the Scarlot Harlot with the Texas Rollergirls, and one of her 15 minutes of fame came when she attacked Dave Attel on comedy Central's "Insomniac" as he shot an episode in Austin.

Beth loves to paint, do arts and crafts, make things out of bottle caps, beads, glitter, red plaid, red stuff, black stuff, recycled stuff, feathers, felt, pipe cleaners, and all things shiny that catch her eye. When Beth grows up, she hopes to be Ozzy Osborne's bass player, and there are rumors that she invented the Flaming Dr. Pepper.


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