Just a 50-something woman with a few health issues that have meant giving up a 25 year career in business. So how do I define myself now? If I can’t be that same success-driven corporate person anymore, Who am I? I want to explore my artistic side, and become creative in a new way, within the limits my body has set for me.
I’m slowly working on these questions, and have been focused on quilting, fabric dyeing, and sewing for the home. Projects take awhile, and some days are better than others. I take it slow. I love quilting and sewing, as it is easy to work on something for an hour, then set it aside and pick up later right where I left off. I’m fortunate to have a dedicated sewing room, so I can leave all my projects just where they are.
In my past, I have worked in many craft areas, including glass, weaving, jewelry making, painting, and anything else that struck my ever-changing fancy. I’ve always been more drawn to creating items with a practical purpose, as opposed to stuff that’s just ‘pretty.’ I don’t consider myself an artist, but I do want my creative side to spread its wings.