I have always been drawn to beauty - and creating beauty: sketching my backyard, admiring a beautiful color, experiences of inner spirituality, picking out colors for my dad to wear, problem solving pathways to reach toward where I wanted to go, and the experience of understanding that we always have choices. As I entered Middle School (they called it Jr. High back then), my mom signed me up for a silver-smithing class at the Cleveland Institute of Art. It was a 'big deal' requiring special permission and, I did not realize that the fun and the hardship would be a foundation that would help me build my courage for art. I would later understand that my mom knew me better than I knew myself.
As I grew older, I considered traveling to Italy to study Architecture. But I chose, what would be considered, a 'non-traditional' creative path. I acquired an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy. Several years later, I started graduate school to acquire a degree in Counseling - all while applying my creativity to benefit my clients. Along the way, I learned many life lessons. These life experiences have culminated in aligning my loves for creative artistry.
My jewelry pieces are vastly original, one of a kind. They are unique in their fabrication and design. I lean toward the feminine with understated assertions.
I have discovered that my creative process leads to a beautiful experience of intimacy and commitment in the moment. Although I love to create, my desire to share beauty is stronger.
Whatever is occurring in your life - may you take a moment to be touched by beauty.