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Let's see... When I was a little kid and grown ups would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I didn't really know. All I knew was that I liked to draw and play with my toys. It seemed like a lot to ask a little kid. I mean, how was I supposed to know? So I ignored them, for the most part. As I got older the question kept coming up. What do you want to be when you get older? Man, I still didn't know. I just knew I still liked to draw, but now I liked to paint too, and sculpt things, and I still liked my toys. So eventually I was a senior in high school, and this is when they really mean business. What do you want to be RIGHT NOW? I still didn't know, but instead of admitting it, I went to art school. It took me a little longer than most, but once I was in school I knew I wanted to be an artist. So I drew, I painted, I sculpted, I learned. Then I graduated and sat on my butt for about 5 years. I had a nice job that…

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  • Born on April 13
  • Joined May 15, 2008

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wool roving, vintage buttons, felt, yarn, string, paint, canvas, strangeness, inspiration

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Let's see... When I was a little kid and grown ups would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I didn't really know. All I knew was that I liked to draw and play with my toys. It seemed like a lot to ask a little kid. I mean, how was I supposed to know? So I ignored them, for the most part. As I got older the question kept coming up. What do you want to be when you get older? Man, I still didn't know. I just knew I still liked to draw, but now I liked to paint too, and sculpt things, and I still liked my toys. So eventually I was a senior in high school, and this is when they really mean business. What do you want to be RIGHT NOW? I still didn't know, but instead of admitting it, I went to art school. It took me a little longer than most, but once I was in school I knew I wanted to be an artist. So I drew, I painted, I sculpted, I learned. Then I graduated and sat on my butt for about 5 years. I had a nice job that had nothing to do with art and it paid the bills. Then Michigan's economy finally fell apart and my hours were cut and I realized that I hadn't been doing what I wanted since art school. So here I am. Finally putting my art first, or at least trying to, and hopefully I can make something that people care about.

I always loved my toys (I'm an only child) so as my art developed it made sense I would find my inspiration in toys. When I discovered needle felting it felt like my two worlds met. I had been painting toys I found for years now, but the ability to make my own is amazing.

So, I just want to thank anyone who finds a little extra cash to spend on art. It's amazing. I really appreciate it, as I am sure everyone on etsy does.

So thanks for coming by. If you find something you love, that makes you smile, then I'm happy.

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