At the age of 6 I was told it was written on My Permanent Record that my childhood best friend and I could never again be assigned to the same classroom because we were “too weird” and made up our “own little worlds, excluding others.” From that point onward I felt a bit embarrassed about what I thought was “my condition.” In high school I stretched my wings a bit, quietly, by inventing my own clothing and bags, then, at the age of 18, I began classes at an art school and decided right then that being weird and creating my own little world was pretty okay in my book.
By the end of the ‘80s I began a terrific career in graphic design and made stuff on my own time: things from clothing to accessories, purses to Halloween props, and even some home décor items. Generally when I couldn’t find what I was wanting, I just made it myself. I think many Texas women are that way…
- Born on May 19
- Joined December 6, 2007