My day starts with…. coffee and sketches.
I fell in love with design… hanging out at my Aunt Kitty’s fabric store called Black Sheep Textiles. I was 9 years old when it hit me–a world filled with color and beautiful patterns.
What’s in my toolbox? My stylus pen, colorful hemp cord, a small hole punch, rivets, leather strips, swatches, and scissors.
When I’m in my studio, I feel… at peace, time flies by and I am rarely tired.
Who or what influences or inspires your work and why? I am a museum store buyer by day. Art inspires me. My friend and artist, the late Rex Ray inspires me. Marimekko inspires me as does Lucienne Day. I also love the wood block artist who shares my Japanese first name Kaoru Kawano.
My favorite small business shops include:
If I could live in a painting,… I would live in an Ellsworth Kelly painting.
My favorite Spoonflower fabric to work with is…. Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra.
I’d love to see one of my designs turned into… a shower curtain.