I’m an artist and ardent hand-crafter and have been sharing my passion for creative endeavors online for the past 14 years. I help others discover, trust and express themselves creatively by sharing my experiences and knowledge that helped me chart my own path to live a more conscious, creative life.
Art and crafting by hand have been at the center of my life for as long as I can remember. I can remember the first time it occurred to me (at age 8) that paper was not just for drawing – it could be folded, cut, curled and pieced to make 3 dimensional objects. I no longer just drew my homework art assignments, I began sculpting them.
My love for art continued throughout my educational years and I went on to earn a B.A. in Fine Arts from Mercer University. After graduation I worked as a graphic designer and art director for 25+ years ending with a freelance career for the last 15. During that time I spent time teaching art at an inner city high school – a creative outlet I loved so very much. I think my students taught me more than I did them. We all grew together – artistically and spiritually.
I try to spend a few weeks out of each year taking workshops and classes. Two of my favorites places are Savannah College of Art and Design and John Campbell Folk School in North Carolina (everyone should go there at least once in their lifetime). It is in those places and at home my love for creating and making what matters continues.
Creativity springs from the yearning to be the fullness of who you are.Ram Dass