I am a needlework and textile designer and artist, and, I am a Program Director for the Watch Me Draw art program in Minnesota. I am an artist. I have gone through, and continue to go through periods of 'have I done the right thing?' and 'am I being selfish?' as it's not been an easy road to get where I am right now. It is still very frustrating, and I still struggle with finances and trying to right the errors I made as a foolish young adult who did not think that the choices I made then would still affect me some 25 years later. But I am doing the work. I am gaining ground.
"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud."
Ya know, that sounds like a pretty good plan
for the second half of my life.