I grew up in my head with my imaginary friends. We played, drew, ran and did everything together. My lovely Nanny first showed me "making". She baked 4 loaves of soda bread every day for the men working on the farm. The smells, the mess, I just loved it. I often think this is why I love making and why the process of art and creativity fascinates me most. Growing up, I knew I wanted to study art & design not knowing what discipline to focus on. In fairness, that really only happened when I was 40! I decided on BDes Textile Print at NCAD. It was a sneaky choice as there was a ton of drawing on the course, so it kept the frustrated fine artist in me satisfied. Somehow, I ended up starting a soap making business after college and ran that successfully for 6 years, selling in the US, Europe and Ireland. See what happens when you pick up a random book from the library on soap making! Following on, I sold the business and renovated an old cottage that took 2 years in beautiful Sligo. Painting took the back seat as I raised my twin daughters until one day I headed into a life drawing class one Friday. I'm still going 5 years later.
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