I'm a former Marine who's decided to follow my Artistic side. I love to create things with my hands- handmade beadwork, handmade kumihimo jewelry, hand dyed silk scarves, hand dyed fabrics.
I like to think my artistic side comes from my dad, but he claims that he has no idea where I got it from as he's not artistic at all. So he says, but he is really- I have the items to prove it, and I still believe I get it from him.
There's something in the satisfaction of seeing bits of yarn or piles of beads become a piece of wearable Art. In watching powdered dyes bloom into explosions of color on fabrics and not quite knowing what you'll get sometimes. There's a sense of wonder when you see that idea that lived in your head become a reality in the piece you created.
But I also love to garden, to read, to hike, to work...
- Born on April 10
- Joined February 18, 2006