In our backroom I have an old steamer trunk tucked under my workspace. My father got it for me in New Hampshire, where I grew up. My husband and I refinished it – our first project together – many years ago. Its wheels don’t roll. It’s missing a handle. It weighs a ton. It is my art trunk – filled with paints and brushes, paper and glue, scraps and beads and who-knows-what. I love it!
I have drawn and painted my whole life – there are stories of my mother giving me crayons and paper at 2 years old and I would be entertained for hours. Since becoming a mother myself, I have also added sewing to the list of creative processes I’m attempting to master.
Nowadays, as a Chicago resident and full time mama, I spend many hours in my kids’ room and many hours roaming about the city – my acrylics on canvas paintings are where these loves…
- Born on May 27
- Joined April 3, 2010
- Chicago, IL, United States