I feel as compelled to write about my art as I do to make it.
I’ve learned a lot about the business of fine craft–how to sell it, display it and market it–and I share what I’ve learned with you.
But I’m also intrigued with with the symbiotic nature of my life as a parent, martial artist, artist, writer, climber, chronic worrier…human being.
Being a parent, a pet owner, a martial artist, a yoga enthusiast, a rider, and now a wall climber…all these ventures have taught me valuable lessons in how to be a better artist and a better writer.
And all of these things together have taught me how to be a better person.
We all have our place in the world; many of these articles describe how I’m finding mine.
I share what I’ve learned with you through stories, stories I try to tell with passion, with fierce (and sometimes painful) honesty, and with joy. And hopefully, with enough funny stuff thrown in to keep you laughing so hard, you won’t notice how long-winded I am.
My hope is that all this encourages you to tell your stories, to find your creative heart, and for you to discover and recognize your own place in the world, too.
Resume: I’m a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, in two different media. I exhibited at some of the top wholesale shows in the country, and at the prestigious ACC-Baltimore retail show. My award-winning work has hung in juried exhibitions, and I’ve been represented in dozens of fine craft galleries across the country. I was a guest lecturer for the Arts Business Institute. I give workshops on self-promotion for artists. I was featured in national magazines and newspapers and appeared on TV. I wrote a craft book, articles for magazines, and now write a regular column for a national crafts magazine. In 2014, we took a deep breath, sold almost everything we owned, and moved to Santa Rosa in Northern California. We have no idea how this will work out. But we’re committed to enjoying every minute we can til something changes.