Sine Metu--Without Fear
After my grandfather retired as a Big Band musician, (now a Columbus, Ohio Musician's Hall of Fame honoree),my grandparents traversed the United States making and selling and repairing jewelry--a kind of nomadic creative adventure I can only imagine. As a child, I would listen to stories and get to make things with the miscellaneous beads, stones, and other goodies they had collected from their traveling days.
That had a big impact on my desire to work with beads and stones, and to design my own jewelry and accessories. I still prefer gemstones and rustic hues--such as turquoise, antiqued silver, and copper, which are so reminiscent of my grandparent's work in the Southwest.
I also draw inspirations from my Jewish faith, nature, and fantasy or whimsy.
I have since let my creativity run wild, and now create a variety of things that reflect my growth as an artist and as a mother of two girls: wall art, children's costumes and accessories, papercraft goods, and more.