Evolution is the key to success. My evolution as an artist includes the shift away from painting (which I still adore) to bead weaving. I have been (still am) a dancer, a visual artist, a thinker, an astronomer, and an educator. I am also the primary family caregiver for my mother who has advanced Alzheimers. I should write a book. Or a screen play.
As an artist, my training has been kind of minimal. After high school, between ballet gigs, I had a scholarship at the Silvermine Guild of Artists school (this is way back; before they were an accredited college). Later on I took a few standalone classes at Art Students League and School of Visual Arts. Mostly, though, I am self-taught through reading and experimentation.
I am excited to be able to thread those tiny needles and experment with glass, crystal, and gemstones.