From my earliest memories, I was searching to create...eagerly crafting a gift for someone I loved, planting a garden, climbing onto my father’s workbench to use a tool, combining unsuspecting ingredients in my mother’s kitchen, or rummaging through a trash pile to see if there was any “good stuff” that could be used to make better stuff. Through all of these actions—from the first spark of possibility to the last moment when the new creation left my hands—my imagination was able to play and create.
These days I create jewelry and mixed media art from the yummy “life-stash” of treasures I’ve collected since those early years of childhood. My intention is to use them all before I exit the earth, but my suspicion is that I may just have to leave some behind for another creative soul to play with, or to live 115 years!
Ultimately my art is driven by color and texture. I find the nuances of unexpected layers totally fascinating and impossible to duplicate from one piece to the next. As a human being, when I am creating I am most at peace with who I am.