I've been making things forever, still fondly remember a play-doh elephant from the second grade. I live in Dallas since Katrina, but have never stopped longing to go home to New Orleans. Currently my obsession is working with found items, cast offs, and what's lying around. Budgetary reasons aside, I love deconstrucitng stuff and seeing what it might be reborn as. I have made my living as a dressmaker, and still love sewing, and quilting too. I like to do one-offs, and hadly ever do two of the same thing, though there are the inevitable series of pieces that come with experimentation. I also love my kitty Pnut, crosswords, reading, Scrabble, people-watching, children and smiles.