Like many people who enjoy making things with their hands, my interest in the arts began at a young age.
In the 1970s, my entrepreneurial grandmother ran a bisque-painting class out of her basement. Before I could tie my shoes, I had my pick of dozens of figures to paint with actual glazes, which would then get baked on, permanently! (Fortunately, no early examples of these efforts survive.)
These days, most of my work is small and abstract, done with pen and watercolors--or whatever scraps, chunks, bits and leavings I've hoarded. Finished pieces are usually between 3 and 10 inches. Recently, I’ve been teaching myself patterning with the open source program, Gimp.
Aside from craft, I also have a love of music, and an intense interest in food—from start (growing it) to finish (taking it out of the pot and putting it in my mouth.) Occasionally, my passions get entangled. I won a cake-decorating contest in elementary school. One of my mix tapes was “accidentally” cooked into a pan of brownies. I put on Enya for my ginger plants.
Sometime in the near future, I plan to get more dimensional--but for now, I enjoy throwing down colors and lines to see if they land with any intrigue.