I fell in love with making wearable art with my two hands, using hammers and fire. I loved making lasting pieces that meant so much to the recipients.
This creative outlet grew momentum, too, as I met new people at art festivals and sent my jewelry to customers across the world.
Then the funniest thing happened: as business increased, the less creative I felt.
I was making the same pieces over and over again. So, I made the difficult decision of stepping away from my best-selling pieces to allow my creative spirit to come alive again.
But even while I made jewelry, my curiosity for drawing never left. I’d sketch occasionally and tinker with digital graphics, not realizing I was finding my voice in a world that was previously black and white.
When I invested in a digital drawing tablet and realized I could draw naturally and use color, it was the breakthrough I was waiting for.