Tell me something about yourself.
I was born in Schweinfurt, Germany and adopted by a loving couple here in the US. I grew up in Palo Alto, CA and had an excellent life! I have 1 sister and 1 brother. My husband and I now live in St. George, UT with our 5 "Babies" (Abbie, Skipper, Baby, Zazoo and Daisy). We weren't blessed with children so we have the "4-legged" variety.
What are your sources of inspiration?
Very often I just get an idea in my head.... no idea where it comes from; but, suddenly have the urge "I need to make that!". A lot of my other creations are inspired by color or texture. I picture the color in an item and begin to create! Craft stores are a "Danger Zone" for me... I can spend hours looking and getting inspired for great craft ideas!
Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you?
My Grandmother taught me to crochet and embroider. I taught myself to knit with a book I had bought as I thought how wonderful it would be to knit too! I also paint... oils and pastels are the mediums I have used in the past.
Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
I love to play the piano and am a big "kid" at heart as I also love computer games.
What piece of advise can you give to other artists?
Follow your dreams! Use the gift God has given you! What I love most about my different crafts and abilities is that I express who I am through them and bring enjoyment to others. My hope is to get my painting studio replenished and set up again so I can begin painting. I have ignored this passion far to long and need to get it going again.