"When I was a small girl, I wanted to be one of two things – either a marine biologist, or a nurse. I went back and forth on which one it would be. Then one day, I realized that I wouldn't enjoy living in a wet swimsuit and smelling like fish all the time. LOLOL! That's when I changed my mind and decided that I wanted to be a nurse. I eventually went to become a nursing assistant, and while working I went to school to become a surgical technician. This means that I am the person that passes the instruments to the surgeon in surgery; i.e: "scrub nurse". And I specialize in open heart surgery. I have been doing this for almost 30 years and I still love it. As you can imagine, it can be very stressful – so I often turn to my art to wind down."
"I actually prefer Coke, and for years and years, I drank Diet Coke with lime... lived on that stuff! Then my doctor said I had to quit the diet drinks and I went years without drinking one. Recently I bought one and Eeewww!! How did I drink that crap? It was gross!! LOL!"
"Oh my gosh, this is a hard question since my inspiration comes form so many different places. Sometime it can come from a leaf on the ground, or maybe a colorful bug. I did a totem recently and the color inspiration for that came from a beetle with its dark emerald green and all the different hues of colors that it had. Sometimes while grocery shopping, I get inspired by advertising... and I have even been known to snap pics of products to use as inspiration later. I just think this big wide world is so full of amazing things, if you just looks around at all the beauty of nature, there is inspiration everywhere!"
"Ohhhh the bucket list... well so many things, like visiting Ireland... or Australia. I want to fly in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon. I want to hike in Arches National Park... I would love to go all of the artsy retreats... and meet the artists that inspire me. There are soooooo many things that I would love to do. There is just no way to narrow it down to just one."
"In my defense, I was left unsupervised"
"My music tastes are varied, sometimes I enjoy some blues like Stevie Ray Vaughan or Nina Simone, sometime I like a little pop music like Christina Perri or Adele. I also enjoy some heavy metal like Five Finger Death Punch or Disturbed, and I also enjoy Death Cab for Cutie and even ENYA... so, there is no way to narrow it down to just one type... they all work at different times."