How/when did you become an artisan?I have been making handbags since 2001, I quit my corporate type job after 9/11 and "Do what you love and the money will follow". So far, so good.
What do you enjoy most about artisan markets and craft fairs? Meeting other like minded souls. Feeding off of each others creativity.
Who inspires you and your work? Everything. You'll see what I mean when you see my bags. Other people who really inspire me, LuLu Guiness, Andy Warhol, Shag, Vivianne Westwood, Dita Von Teese.
What do you do for fun in Portland? Charity and Thrift Stores, live music, book stores. Oh and eat.
What do you do when you are not crafting? Since I craft for a living, I usually try to do domestic goddess stuff. I am the captain of our family ship. And I have two grown children and three dogs that I worship. Plus the worlds best husband.
Describe your paradise: 45 miles outside of Cancun, Playa del Carmen Or as I call it, heaven.