I have been creating in some form since I was a kid. Forts, piles of rocks, bones, 4-H projects and such led to craft shows, rustic furniture, trade shows and lots of time on the road.

Now I am settling into smaller rustic, tramp art and folk art items. Right now I am soaking up a lot of influences from early 20th Century folk art and from the stone, wood and metal work of Paris and London. I still love rustic furniture but have not made any in a while.

Life is a journey with lots of detours. I used to worry about concentrating on one thing and really pushing it. But I have become older, more curious about tools and techniques, and just a little more lazy. Rather than producing a truck load to take to a trade show, I now enjoy making one or two of something and see where that leads me.

So contrary to my business degree training, I am unfocused, scattered, have the attention span of a knat, buy way too may tools, but still manage to create in some way most days.