Last week I told you about how I decided to go to college in Alaska. I started as a Biology major, but quickly realized that while I loved animals I didn't like memorizing all those facts. I didn't enjoy the nuts and bolts of being a scientist. As motherhood became more time consuming I took some time off from college to concentrate on my kids. I took care of my girls while my husband finished his degree. After he got his degree, we also moved to Michigan where he was from. I worked and he finished up getting his teaching degree and started teaching high school. After our girls were older and my baby boy was not so tiny, I decided to go back to college. This time I entered a degree program in textiles and apparel. I had always enjoyed sewing and watching my grandmother sew as a child. I had been spending more of my time sewing for me and my kids and learning how to dye fabric. I thought that this program sounded really interesting and I wanted to expand my knowledge and skills. I really enjoyed learning everything that went along with my degree. I loved learning design principles, art, pattern making, textiles, sewing, how to make a visual statement, and much more. This degree led me to where I am today. I love textiles and the tactile senses and touchable texture that they involve. I also love experimenting with surface design, dyeing, and art materials. My curiosity and love of experimentation from when I was a biology major transferred over to my art today. It is interesting how our lives change and how everything that we experience builds up to make us the person who we are today. We all have layers and interesting stories to tell. I love hearing your stories too. If you would like to share with me I would love to hear from you.
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Modern cabin in Alaska wooded setting. Warm and comfortable with a full bath, kitchenette, and loft. Twin over full sized bunk bed. Access to carport and space for larger vehicles. Only minutes...
I have a loving husband who thinks I'm a bit crazy to be so obsessed with art. I am a mother of five children from ages 21 to 5. I spend most of my time mothering and keeping house. In my free time I like to play with textiles, art journaling and painting. I have a degree in textile and apparel studies with a design focus. Right now I am more interested in fiber arts than apparel design, but I don't know where my journey will take me.
Check out my husband's website. He is a writer and has written about our life and many other amusing stories.