Art. Looking at it, doing it, wanting to “be an artist” has always been what’s grounded me in life.
And I’ve tried all different ways to make it my life.
I’ve practiced the arts of upholstery, cooking, embroidery digitizing, graphic design, and illustration— just to name several.
I always felt that, yes, I was on the right path, but maybe I needed a new pair of shoes? I didn’t stop walking though.
The intuition that I have always trusted, that has told me to jump - even in the dark, has brought me here.
And here is where I believe I have found what I’m supposed to be doing on this earth.
Portland is the place where I’ve come full circle, bringing Judaism back into my life, and where I took my first metalsmithing class.
It was those two things that soldered the connection and led me to produce my first design of the "Ayin/Tree" earrings.
I felt such satisfaction and pride when my original artwork translated beautifully to sterling silver.