***Warning: Wordy profile. I think it gives a peek into my life, introduces my tone and all that good stuff, it's long and drawn out, but I'm worth the read.
That being said....
(cue the angels!)
If you're not under construction, you're dead. I'm alive and kicking. Life is a delicate gift, I learned that at a young age.
I am an artist that lives an interesting life (or, so I've been told). Born and raised in California, like totally; a bay area woman that loves to see the world. I make glass and show the curious people the firey side of my art (no, I don't make pipes and bongs, no, I won't make an exception for you [sorry, boo]). It's the best medium, but right now I'm on hiatus from the studio to try to write a startup plan for a fantastic project. I came back to California in March. Many of my friends have died or left the area, it's funny how things change.
I feel like people live a patterned life, we get locked into a schedule that seems unbreakable. Structure is good, but if you don't take the time to change things up, it's all too easy to lose touch with yourself. So, I'm back in the Bay and find myself frequenting the old haunts to have them be completely unfamiliar and irrelevant. I guess my piece that fit in the puzzle had a design change, I'm good with that, but now I want a new friend.
I lived in DC and Pittsburgh, PA for a year to chase and embrace that change thing, I think the only place I could do well on the East Coast is NYC. That can wait until I'm 90, I tend to think big picture, but love the details.
I lived in Europe for five years, Japan for two (I was in Japan for the earthquake and tsunami) and wound up absorbing a lot of the languages and ultimately just realizing the world is larger than the horizon I can see in front of me. I decided to take the time to really observe and participate with different cultures, customs, holidays, festivals, cuisines, attitudes, perspectives, perceptions, routes, dialects, treatment of the elderly as well as children, approaches to everyday common things right down to light switches, shopping carts and claw machines at carnivals; noticing how we all borrow and lend to the world. I wound up going to several art schools and eventually graduated from the best glassblowing school on the planet. It wasn't something that I planned, it just played out that way.
I am simplifying my life- more time for tea, catching up with old as well as making new friends, perfecting my fireplace appreciation skills- these things are important to me. I've found myself interested in finding someone to enjoy these things with me.
Country music makes my ears bleed…really.
I can't really be put into one category; I'm short and round, tough and gentle, a girlish tomboy. Animals love me, I karaoke Bohemian Rhapsody and nail it, I will play legos with kids.. like a kid. One thing that can be said is that I am a balanced woman, I got me some yin in my yang.
So, how was that?
French Laundry tasting menu? Pinball? MOMA? Burping contest in a library? Bowling? Let's do this.. I do not want to get drunk, there's no real way to tell if you were enjoying the person, or the libations; although, a smokey Chilean Malbec is a beautiful thing.