I love to make things. I always have. I'm happy if I can look at something and try to figure it out. But art? As my younger self I thought there was a little box to check or leave unchecked: Artist? Definitely not!
Through a winding and unexpected journey I found myself in the privileged position of making art with others. In working with a wide variety of individuals - including myself - I have noticed there is almost ALWAYS one common thread: FEAR. I have gradually come to realize that in whatever capacity I help others create, I have a passion for making the process of creating more accessible to those who feel like they can't create or have no creative instinct.
I love the bursts of joy that we receive as we create with one another - the connection, the growth, the intimacy of sharing in the process together. I believe that as we make things we engage more fully in life. Whether it's crafting a dessert, writing, dancing, woodworking, designing or painting, we are opening ourselves to giving and receiving a gift.
I am delighted to be here, to work with the amazing people with whom I've had the opportunity. Like many others at this time, I don't know what the future holds or how things will look for different communities moving forward. But I am committed to encouraging and sharing in the joy of making in whatever capacity I am able.