I was raised on Cape Cod, MA by artistic parents – my mother, a painter and step-father, a cabinet-maker. I grew up drawing, sketching, painting, sculpting, pretty much anything I could get my hands on. I’ve always been “crafty” and enjoy turning every day things into things of beauty and/or interest. My earliest claim to fame was being featured in an art show in 7th grade for a mosaic. Today that mosaic hangs in my bathroom. I currently live and work just outside Wilmington, North Carolina with my filmmaker husband and our two furry children, John Adams (the dog) and Ziggy (the black cat).
I attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA, majoring in English. During my senior year I was lucky enough to work on the college paper working the Arts and Entertainment beat. It was great exposure to local artists and musicians. After college I moved to Atlanta, GA and worked on the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. It was a fantastic opportunity and had the privilege of meeting so many interesting people.
When I was younger I wanted to be a writer and was published a few times throughout my 20’s. I still very much enjoy writing and blogging is a great way for me to express myself through words. I still dabble in poetry but not as much as I would like.
I can also be found on Etsy at http://blackcatsupplyshop.etsy.com where I sell hand aged brass stampings and findings as well as beads and other findings.
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