As long as I can remember, I’ve always loved art. I spent hours in my room as a child coloring with my box of 64 Crayola crayons. I enjoyed doing crafts in my spare time when I wasn’t outside riding my bike or hunting for bugs and snakes. When I finished high school I took a course in welding with the hopes of becoming a sculptor, but I ended up as a line welder for the Ford Company. I quit this job after one year because the fumes were making me sick. In 1985, I married a potter. I got to decorate some of his pottery and design some clay tiles. Using my husband’s clay, I made hundreds of beads and lots of beaded jewelry. I also enjoyed making quilts and Ukrainian eggs. After my divorce in 1990, I got into painting with watercolors. I also took a class at the Portland School of Art on how to make Sterling silver jewelry and set...
- Joined April 20, 2007