The art of my jewelry and wall pieces results from a lifetime of observation, imagination, and education. When I look at a finished piece, I see many things from my life as far back as my childhood; the glitter of color in a raindrop on the car window as the car moves through town, the frayed edge of the hem of my dress, the beautiful greens in spring fields against the brown soil, the backside of my sister’s embroidery. My bachelor’s degree in fiberarts and ceramics, drew me into a masters program in Japanese art to study ancient textile techniques and ceramics. I am especially grateful to the artisans discovered in Japanese Art. They always encourage my own creativity.