Owns Life's an Expedition. Fiber artist, yarn maker. Loves cycling, cultures, Game of Thrones.
When I'm not tearing up a silk sari to weave, knit or crochet something for my online shops, I'm pedaling along the banks of a river near my home. Trees, nature, leaves, primitive artifacts, old books, exotic textiles ...all weave together to form my life.
I'm a Bohemian fiber artist, formerly a copywriter / creative director at 5 ad agencies. The creative director years led me to take a more active interest in art than writing, so I set up a fiber arts business, did the art show circuit, then set up shop online. I became a powerseller on eBay, then branched off into Etsy and other sites. (See links on this page.)
Although I'm best known as the creator of Life's an Expedition yarns, I am also the author of six unpublished novels, some short stories and even some children's books. Knopf offered me a publishing contract, but that was 12 years ago and I haven't heard back, so I'm guessing they kissed it off by now. But, hey, I'm resilient.
I eat, think, sleep, paint, write and ruminate all things creative. If you're on Google+, I would love to share creative thoughts and photos with you. If I follow you and you wonder why, it's probably because you love knitting, do fiber art, ride bikes, dig up old dead relics, work in a museum, give advice about Google+ or you're indescribably witty and/or artistic and I feel inspired by you. So please add me to circles about fiber art, design, archaeology or ancient history, cycling or health. But not rap music. I am not a DJ. It's just my nickname.
Attacked by fire ants at age 3 and lived. Met one of The Doors after they disbanded. 24 advertising awards.