Many, many years ago I was a wee, little girl from Kingston, Jamaica migrating to New York City and soon after to New Rochelle, NY. Even then, dreams of artistry danced in my head. I have been designing and creating in various media since I was a girl, when mum had me make all the clothes, tools, and structures for my dolls and action figures. But, alas, I did not become a cool artist. At least not at first. Instead I went to a fancy liberal arts college and then to a fancy engineering school. I became a fancy urban planner and quite enjoyed it. Go figure.
Eight years ago I left the northeast behind. I’m now a San Francisco Bay Area resident, just recently settled in Oakland, CA. I keep saying I’m not “a lifer”, but I’m still here in the Bay. And I’m loving the fact that I don’t have to experience weather described in “degrees below zero”. Last year decided to leave my day job behind and get back to my artsy roots for a bit. Being a freelancer allows me the flexibility to manage my two lives as one whole: artist (handmade jewelry) and urban planning consultant (transportation).
Looking forward to chatting with you!