I have been a museum administrator, denture adhesive re-packager, teaching artist, street corner hot dog vendor, and a greeting card re-stocker at a Walmart. Through the professional jobs, the less professional jobs, the downright terrible jobs, and long before I even thought about jobs, I've always, ALWAYS made art.
Childhood--nuts about fabric from an early age
Teen Years--made an apron for my mother out of scraps from the many garments I'd made.
Young Adulthood--taught self silk painting while my 2 kids napped.
Middle Years--Time for a change! Made a pair of leggings and a matching pair out of cement and glass tiles to hang on the wall.
More Recently--I was tired of having to protect myself from the toxins in cement. Switched to plaster, which is much safer.
And Here Are Just the Facts
BA in Anthropology, California State Scholar, Cal State U Northridge
MA in Museum Studies, Minor in Folklife, The George Washington University
Curator, Washington County Museum, Portland, OR
Public Programmer, NYS Archives, Albany, NY