Currently, I am living on Hilton Head Island, off the Coast of South Carolina. I am married to a truly great man and I have two kids who amaze me on a regular basis.
After graduating college #1 (University of Kentucky, BS Biology), getting married to Luca, graduating from college #2 (University of Toledo, BFA Ceramics), giving birth to two boys, and finally settling down, I am able to focus some time and energy on my craft. I was born in Northern California, then moved to Colorado, Australia, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, Ohio (again) and finally I have landed on Hilton Head.
I have recently opened a Gallery on the Island. I have been faced with many learning curves, each of which has added character marks to my spirit. Like a Silver Patina on bronze, a little opacifier is good for my translucent spirit’s protection.
After setting up shop with a few of my good friends, I have been able to return to my work. I have recently been most interested in the MANDALA and plan to publish a book in the next couple of Months. Maybe I will call it. Mandala, the art of the soul…. I don’t know yet. It will be for all ages; and I will use the images that I have posted on this site. I believe that the mandala can help teach us about ourselves, our methods, our thoughts, and our passions. They help me unlock my creative spirit.
Yes, Moodling. Though this play, I relax and my ideas flow easily. It is the art of distraction. How do I solve my problem? I choose to ask for help, let it go, and distract myself until a solution is revealed. This is not meant to be mistaken for DENIAL. Mandala creation abolishes the nasty WORRIER!
I work in several Media which I will post as I continue to blog. I create large clay screaming baby heads, translucent porcelain wheel thrown functional ware, terracotta planters, Mandalas on paper, and graphite portraits. Currently, I am designing ways to use the translucent porcelain as chandelier, and pendant lighting. I write stories in order to express the oddities that I encounter. When my personal experience, brings an emotion to the surface, I usually ask the pen to put to paper, the story.
I wander around as we all do, I make mistakes and have successes. When something rings true to me, I embrace it. Sometimes, I am right, and others I am wrong. I am getting better with age.