Hello and welcome. As my first post here, just a few words about my work and what I do.
First and foremost, I am an artist. Mostly a painter and illustrator, but sometimes I create jewelry. I have been doing this since I was old enough to hold a pencil and make delightful marks onto a surface. I took private art lessons during my elementary school years from a great artist named Jorje Imana. Not only is he still my mentor, but I consider him a second father to me, that of my artist life.
The jewelry, just something I do to "rotate the crop". I started doing it about six years after graduating from college. I got my degree in an art history, and realized I was beginning to forget some things. The jewelry keeps that information and inspiration alive for me. Once in a while, I like to build models, too. This is as far as my three dimensional talent goes.
I also do bookkeeping for creative types, I found I was good at it, a left brained activity, so I incorporated it into helping other creative, right brained people with it in their businesses. And I read science fiction, am learning to rebuild a car, garden a bit, attend rock concerts and otherwise have a pretty normal life.