I’m happiest when I’m making something new and learning new techniques for making it. When life gets in the way of my creativity, I get irritated. I’m always learning new things and applying them to things I can make. I enjoy the process of learning and planning. A successful execution is the icing on the cake, but the planning and learning are the most enjoyable aspects for me. A pattern or plan will only be used for inspiration and as a learning tool to get me where I want to go. I work with wood, fabric, thread, yarn, paint, and many variations on a theme, such as purse making and silk ribbon embroidery, which both fall under fabric, among other things.