First ten years in Peru. Not Lima, but Chimbote, a small fishing village. Lots of ceviche. Then Mexico City for 2 years and 1 giant earthquake. Northern Virginia in late 80's for High School and ESL. To NYC for Fashion Institute of Technology. Degree in textile/surface design. 7 years of product design with Hable Construction. First wave of gentrification to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Marriage, birth, maternity leave, custom made felt ring pillows, birth again, more felt creations. Aching hands = goodbye sewing, hello painting, watercolors, Instagram likes, stationery line.
Collects stuff, including skeleton keys, milk glass, bisque dolls, bird nests, stationery, vintage photographs, sea shells and other sea remains.
Inspired by everyday beauty. Haunted by having given away cassette tape collection.
Misses kids during school hours, husband during work hours, Polaroids after hours, and Michael Jackson all hours.