I have always been interested in textiles, stain glass, and lately, water coloring. I am a naturalist and former science teacher who also taught crafts, arts and science combo classes at the high school level. During graduate school, I would take ceramics and textile classes for fun and relaxation. For many years I painted our furniture with traditional Norwegian rosemaling, a folk art, until I ran out of viable surfaces to paint.
After taking a journaling class from Heather Murphy last year, I started keeping notes and drawings of places that I am inspired by. What a great way to meld nature and art! This is my first auction bowl and I am awed and nervous about being included with all the seasoned artists.