I have been told all my life that I’m creative…but I didn’t believe I was or trust my own creativity until my sophomore year in college, when a girlfriend complained about my being too creative. For some reason, hearing it as a complaint finally made it sink in (and no, I don’t really want to know what type of Fruedian mystery that tidbit solves).
During the 20-some years since that time I’ve studied & practiced my creativity by dabbling in fiction writing and poetry, cartooning, photography, music (performing and composing), various fiber art techniques, collage, greeting card design, watercolor painting, and most recently in digital art and animation. I even earned college money one year by sculpting small items that were used as molds for one of those plaster “pottery” craft stores.
I get my inspiration from the world around me — from my mother’s quilts, my sister’s needlepoint, my mother-in-law’s garden, the covers of books displayed at the bookstore, the latest half-time animation on ESPN.
This site is a personal exploration of some facets of my creativity — and most of all, by having a site to display my dabbles on, it’s a forced reminder that I have to finish a project every now and then, instead of only starting them.