I have been an artist all my life, and it is all I ever wanted to be. I am a hopeless collector of vintage and antique items, using my collections to create my art.
I don't do "perfect", each of my creations have imperfections, just as we all do. Since I use vintage objects in my work, they all show wear and tear and love from age. Again, as we all do.
I have a BA in Art, specifically in metalsmithing and jewelry. I have worked for a commercial jeweler, but mostly as a teacher. I currently teach art to 1-8 graders, and love it.