On being an artist
I have always enjoyed creating things with my hands. When I was young, arts and crafts was my favorite pastime, along with reading. I felt a great satisfaction in making something original and well crafted. Being creative was thrilling and offered a way to turn ordinary things into something unusual, a bit magical. My artistic beginnings sprung from imaginative fancies- daydreaming, tales of fantasy, adventure and discovery.
One of my favorite childhood books: A Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey