I don’t consider myself an artist but I am artistic. I get that from my parents. When I grow up I want to be a dragon. I love to craft, sew, design, bake and create things. I love learning and would be a student for the rest of my life if I could afford it. Over the years I’ve dabbled in all sorts of classes; painting, web and graphic design, photography, dance, and all the other disciplines required to graduate. In a past life I was probably a journeyman (journywoman?) or a jack-of-all-trades. My biggest creative obstacle is too many ideas and not enough time.
I was born in California and was raised on the east side of Lake Washington, 20 minutes outside of Seattle. I immigrated to Canada when I married my husband in 2005 and currently we live in New Westminster, just outside of Vancouver. We are blessed with a very smart and talented toddler. I’m sure every parent thinks this of their child, but he is so creative and imaginative!
I started learning to sew from my mother when I was twelve, making costumes and simple items for my sister and I. I became really fascinated with machine embroidery and started investing in machines and software to be able to create my own designs. As more and more in-the-hoop quilting designs became available on the market I decided it was probably a good idea to learn how to quilt.
In the summer of 2012 I took a class at a local quilt shop and subsequent classes they offered that could fit into my schedule. I gave away my quilt from my first class to Nana, my husband’s grandmother, for Christmas that year without documenting it. I’ve learned since to take photos!