A: if you asked me 4 years ago i would have said i’m an artist. but now i’ll say i’m a mother and an artist. because right now it’s all about finding the balance – and taking care of the kids comes first. i’m very passionate about what i do and there is never a lack of ideas – just a lack of time. i am also very passionate about my kids, so hopefully i’m using that same burning creativity in my child rearing, lord knows i need it!
A: they are constantly burning in the back of my head! i think creativity just sort of hits you, rather than coming up with ideas. it’s rare that i’m “searching” for something to inspire me.
A: hmmm, this is a hard one. i’m fairly quirky. i talk really fast – sometimes i think this is a result of my east coast roots but really it’s probably because i have ADD and am trying to keep up with my thoughts, spit them out before i forget.
Q: What would you say to someone who says they aren’t creative?
A: i think everyone is creative in their own way, just as people are smart in their own way. creativity doesn’t have to come out on paper – it can live in the mind alone. i think when someone says this they mean more that they aren’t crafty with their hands – just a guess anyway.
Q: Where are your items available for sale?
A: most of my pieces are one of a kind, so also very limited. i can only produce so much with my own two hands so right now i’m only selling privately out of my studio and on etsy. i ran a clothing store for 8 years here in portland so i sold there and to a few select boutiques. i hope to do this again in the future when i have more time and can produce more.