Okay, so, a label (pause to grind teeth). I'm a multi-media artist: drawing, painting, sculpture, writing, and manual labor, not in any particular order, those. My official training in fine arts got me a B.F.A. and an M.A.; my training in writing came from my mother, a comic wordsmith who got horse aficionados in the Pacific Northwest distracted just waiting for her monthly article to come out in a regional quarterly called The Lariat; and, as a minor in my university work. The rest of my official training in artworks and writing came from getting jobs, commissions, and, published. As time goes on I get less flack about failing to "specialize," which is a tremendous relief as my interests are beginning to work together.