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Industry Arts
Occupation artist
Location SEATTLE, Washington, United States
Introduction I am an artist who was born and grew up in Alaska, as did my mother--my grandfather was a gold miner. I am recently returned from serving in the US Peace Corps as a volunteer on the Island of Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean. Some of the tasks I did as a volunteer : I taught art at a primary school, helped the school with development projects, volunteered with a youth group, and volunteered helping to organize and produce a local literary festival. I also worked for over 20 years on commercial fishing boats in Alaskan waters and lived for over 18 years in the Alaskan "bush" with no electricity and no cars. Alaska has shaped my view of life and culture, but so has raising two daughters, a life of making art in many mediums, and owning my own Used and Rare Bookstore. I guess I am somewhat of a vagabond who has done many things in my life--deckhand on a fishing boat, bookseller, nanny, chef, administrative assistant in a college dean's office,mom (that is a job!) but I always come back to artist.
Interests Artmaking, needle arts, folk, bluegrass, old timey music, collecting books, reading, films, cooking, children, outdoors, Alaska, people, wild animals, environment, quilting arts, sewing, beadwork, textile design, knitting, crochet, bead crochet, embroidery
Favorite Movies too many to list
Favorite Music old timey & bluegrass folk
Favorite Books this should be favorite authors, at the moment it is poetry, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Walt Whitman, Carolyn Forche, Rumi, Emily Dickenson, Langston Hughes, Marge Piercy, Wendell berry, to name a few

Why does the taste of pennies remind you of losing a tooth?

The both have a strange metallic taste.