35 years ago I was in art school learning how to paint, weld, throw clay, felt and weave. I have always been fascinated with tactile arts – collecting things, touching and playing with objects.
My first apartment was a tiny one room studio – no space to make big things. After a trip to Michigan to visit a friend who beaded, I fell in love. Beads were tactile, colorful, cheap and small! The practice of working with beads has turned out to be a deeply spiritual and relaxing experience, connecting me to cultures and traditions around the world, and ultimately to myself.