Before I answer the posed questions, I just want to say I am not a self proclaimed artist, writer, or gardener. I dabble in things that interest me. I work full time and squeeze in as much of life as I can.
1. What am I working on
There are always a ton of things "in the works". I work best with a deadline, otherwise things may never come to completion.
ever and ongoing quilt which I have been hand sewing for a few years. I pick it up off and on through out the year. It's getting really close to completion now.
I make our own laundry soap & cleaners. I've been learning about foraging foods and making tinctures. We raise chickens and quail, grow a modest garden, and try to live simply. I try to find ways that we can break away from the reliance of the main-stream world.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I can't say I have a genre. I like simple, useful items. Everything I make is imperfect, but created with good intent. I am not a master of any art.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I like to be independent and knowledgeable about things that I feel are meaningful. The process of doing something and seeing it come to fruition is pleasing beyond words. Creating something is good for the soul.
I also enjoy taking photos. There are so many magical moments that happen everyday that I never want to forget.
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Normally I read or see something that sparks my interest. After that, I try to learn more about it and if it seems like I can pull it off, then I give it a try. There is beauty and inspiration all around us.
I'm also surrounded by super talented friends that give me a lot of motivation and inspiration. In addition to those great gals, I like to surround myself with reference books that keep me focused on my goals. There is so much yet to learn, so much yet to do. I have dreams that I want to live out. I don't want to regret not having tried, even if it ends up in failure.