Was anyone there to witness or appreciate your early creative moments?
That is just another reason that my familyÂ isÂ so near and dear to me…since creativity is my heart, it only stands to reason that they are connected because every creative memory thatÂ I have involved them. So the answer to that question is a resounding “yes.” – my family was there to witness, appreciate and encourage all my early moments.
And IÂ am certainly not leaving my dad out of the equation.Â Although he was quite busy with a military career, he (quite the craftsman himself) always got involved by executing my mother’s projects in his workshop. I have fond memories of him building a frame for wrapping a stunning over-sized Marimekko textile (a classic mod print that followed me to college, to our first apartment, and now currently hangs in my sister’s den!)…I remember him taking us to the craft store to buy Christmas tree ornament supplies…I remember him designing and building a frame for an original painting my mother purchased in Germany.Â Yes, he was definitely there in the mix.
Interesting, though…I had forgotten about the Barcelona chairs and the Marimekko textile memories….but they are so much a part of who I am today.
(Featured drawing is intended to be an area rug design, inspired by artist Piet Mondrian and is titled “Aero”)