I'm a multi-media artist: drawing, painting, sculpture, writing, and manual labor, particularly in building permeable hardscape, or mortar-free masonry. I have a B.F.A. and an M.A.; my training in writing came from my mother, a comic wordsmith who had horse people in the Pacific Northwest just waiting for her monthly article to come out in a regional quarterly called The Lariat. Writing was also my minor in university work. The rest of my official training in artworks and writing came from getting jobs, commissions, and, published. As time goes on it's gratifying that multiple skill sets are more trusted, and as my interests are beginning to work more together.