....if I didn't have the arts, I'd be depressed and lost. Why do I live to create? Why is it so important to me and why is it vital that my kids learn to love to create also?
For as long as I can remember, I've been creating and making things in some way, shape, form or fashion. I remember times in school where I didn't just write book reports or papers, I had to make something to go along with what I was trying to say.
Why do I create? Why do I make?
To release and unwind
To escape to another world
To control things I feel I cannot in "real life"
To feel like I'm doing something worthwhile (validation outside of being wife, mommy, worker bee)
To please and satisfy myself
Because it's extremely personal to me
It's a spiritual connection for me—imagining how God created something out of nothing and breathed life into being.
It makes me feel FREE!
Maybe it's predestined for me. Art, making and design have always been there for me, and I'm here for them. We're here for each other.
So, I know there needs to be the usual list of typical biographical, academic and professional items that give me design "street creds." You can read that here.