July 24th, 2012
Note: This originally appeared as my about page but I thought it would be more appropriate as a blog post. This whole site is definitely still a work in progress.
Once upon a time, I studied studio art at a liberal arts college. I concentrated on printmaking and painting.
After graduating, I realized how utterly useless a Bachelor of Art could be, particularly in a recession.
So I got a job in a bakery. I took some graphic design classes and I learned how much fun it was to make digital art.
These classes resulted in me being hired as a web designer in 1996. I worked for a company which is sort of an an anomaly today: a small, locally owned Internet Service Provider. The CEO’s previous job was delivering pizzas. My training consisted of someone handing me a phonebook sized book on HTML. There wasn’t all that cool stuff yet like CSS, and java-script, or even Flash. And we didn’t have a lot of clients. So it didn’t last.
I then spent the the next few years debating with myself over which was better: Making art for art’s sake, or becoming a professional designer.
In the mean time I waited tables. And traveled.
In 2002 I decided to give up on all of this back and forth nonsense. I became a nurse. And that was fine. I also discovered blogging and wrote a nursing blog for a few years.
Now I am a wife, and mom to 3 preschool age kids, and nursing is more of an afterthought. I may go back to it someday. For now I’ve discovered that the love of making images is something you can try to ignore, but it always catches up to you.