How did you find your craft, or did it find you?
I had been stringing beads and making simple fimo beads while in high school and college. I had seen Indian lampwork beads, but didn't use them as they were really bad. While at a local arts and crafts fair in my home town of Seattle I saw and bought my first true artisan lampwork bead. The artist told me that I could take a class at my local bead store. I took that first class at Glass Expressions in Burien WA and I was immediately hooked.
Favorite color glass?
Oh this is too hard. I like so may colors. My favorite color is purple, so I like: Ink Blue, Psyche. I like reactive colors so I like: Opal Yellow, Ivory (all of them), Copper Green. I like striking and reducing colors and mine are: Blue Chalcedony, Gaia, Bullseye Copper Green Luster
Do you have a nickname?
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate (but really prefer Strawberry)
Laundry hamper: full or empty?
What did you have for dinner last night?
Bed: made or unmade?
What’s on your nightstand?
Last book you read:
An Echo in the Bone - Still working on it actually.
Salad dressing: on the side or mixed in?
Ever eat Playdoh?
How do you like your eggs?
Ever have a perm?
Yup, and I back combed it for big bangs too. Ahhhhh, the late 80s and early 90s.
Three favorite condiments?
Mustard, Mustard and Mustard
Deep dish or thin crust?
Regular, kind of a medium.
What’s on your living room wall?
Historic flower prints, a framed abstract poster and a mixed media collage with handmade paper and leaf skeletons.
Least favorite smell?
Can you play an instrument?
Slightly - Piano
Ever try their (your pets') food?
Ever broken a bone?
No, but came close when a bolder fell on my knee.
Do you like guacamole?
Most proud of:
Graduating from nursing school with by BSN.
Big Leaf ~ Autumn Lampwork Focal