I've always had the desire to make things. My hands must always be busy making. That's how I ended up with an art degree, even though I entered college determined to discover a love for something more "practical." It's how I managed to spend two months covering a car in Sharpie marker. It's how I decided I must learn to knit, and then to spin yarn, and then to dye the wool to spin the yarn. It's how I started painting late at night after the kids went to bed, and it's how I fell in love with the spontaneity of watercolors, and inks, and the ways they bleed together so fascinatingly.
I'm originally from Portland, Oregon, but I ended up at the University of Hawaii studying glass sculpture and graduating with a BFA. After traveling, getting married, and spending several years in Japan, I returned to Hawaii with my husband and our two small kids. I currently live on the island of Oahu, where I divide my time between the job titles of "mother" and "artist."
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