I've always been in love with the creative process. Starting with a blank canvas and experiencing the evolution of my art from a whisper of an idea to the finished product. It took me decades to understand and accept that I have an artist's soul.
It took me years to be able to say and believe the words, "I am an artist", so you can guess that I love pretty much anything crafty. I'm a geek, so you can more often than not find me on my computer, but I still love to get my hands dirty.
I sculpt copper and build things out of wood. I paint and glue things. I love to sew, and I love to cook even more. Anything and everything that helps me learn and gives me almost instant gratification is on my radar. I love to write even though I don't do quite enough of it.
And I LOVE being a mom. I love seeing that wonderful and kind little personality develop, and I am humbled with the knowledge that I had a hand in shaping who they will become. What can I say? I'm a lucky lady!
Finally, I'm an ally that is learning to support and amplify the people in my life from marginalized communities. I am most especially active about advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.