I love color, happy surprises, and significant details. I try to include all three in my artwork. I have christened my studio The Magpie's Nest because, like the proverbial magpie, I am attracted to things that sparkle and have surrounded myself with my collected treasures.
A few years ago I learned that the headaches I suffer from are not, in fact, migraines or casued by a sinus infection or any other commonly recognized medical phenomenon. My headaches and other subsequent health issues are the result of exposure to too many chemicals too often. These are the chemicals that are found in the products people use every day and in the air we breathe. Consequently I am virtually a prisoner in my own home. I feel very fortunate that I have been able to make my home a safe haven and that I can still contribute to the world at large through the work of my hands.