As a child I started making things by hand as a way to afford gifts for friends and family. I liked the idea of the extra gift of time and energy that is poured into a hand-made item. I continue to make gifts by hand because they are infused with personality, love and attention. I hope that these qualities become part of the object, so that the people who touch or view my creations feel the energy from me.
experimenting in paint a few years ago when I went back to school to get my art
degree. I'm still in the developmental stage of my painting
practice. Each painting is an experiment as I work to find and
express my voice. Since I also work as a teacher and have a
wonderful family, it is often hard to find the time or space to paint.
My dream is to have a studio where I can paint every day to set my muse free. In the mean time I am content to experiment and create things as time and space allow. In addition to painting, I also make scarves, jewelry, gourd boxes, ceramic pottery, and pretty much anything else I can get my hands on.