I’m from So Cal and come from an artsy craftsy family. My dad painted as a hobby and my mom was crafty with DIY projects around the house and yard.
I loved art in high school — ceramics and photography were my favorites. I also loved water color painting. Later, life got in the way (met my husband at B of A in 1975, moved up here, got a mortgage, a couple of dogs, commuted to SF etc.) and my art supplies ended up in a box in the closet until . . . October, 1992 a co-worker had a rubber stamping party in the conference room after work and the rest is history. It opened up a whole new world of paper crafting, card-making, etc. In 2008, I retired from a typical office job at an insurance company (one of 3 or 4 companies I worked for since 1973) and took ceramics at the Pittsburg Adult Education Classes and I still miss it. (Funds were cut and the classes went away .) I was also part of an Artist Trading Card group from 2008 until 2015 (?). I still miss that group too. I was lucky enough to meet other artists and make friends with people like Lisa Fulmer, Liz Roberts and other wonderful women.
And I’m excited about Art Trax in Pittsburg, your studio in Concord (thank you again for all you do for the arts and crafts community) and the Art Cottage, also in Concord. I can’t believe sometimes that I actually have work hanging in an exhibit in a gallery!
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.