It takes courage to put what you love out into the world. I’ve been doing this blog since 2014 and I can tell you it hasn’t gotten much easier.
This I can tell you: It’s worth it.
I enjoy the deconstruction process. When I learn, I want to understand my tools and my supplies. For example, when I started sewing in 2011, I realized I wanted to know how the fabric was made. That got me exploring dying arts, which turned me onto yarns, which turned me onto fiber processing. Essentially, I wanted to know how the sweater became a sweater, from the sheep to the price tag. It’s fascinating, understanding how to make things. It’s very different then how most people grow up today, but I had a special lady in my life who passed onto me the love of making.
My grandmother put a crochet needle in my hands when I was six. My mother tried to take it out of my hand but I wouldn’t have any part of it. After that, I spent many evenings by my grandmother’s feet, unwinding her yarn while watching her fingers dance with lace.
I still crochet today, but it shares my time with quilting, fiber carding, and writing.
I currently live in Henderson, Nevada with Landon, my loving partner who deals with the cats and rabbits, as well as my madness.
My Education Stats:
I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Liberal Arts, and a concentration in Creative Writing and Journalism.
I studied under former Connecticut Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson. http://marilyn-nelson.com/index.html
I was fortunate enough to travel with her and my class in the summer of 2006 on a six week trip to Florence, Italy.