You: So, Amy, what do you do?
Me: I do many things. I could give you a dozen different answers, and they’d all be true. Take your pick:
I’m a writer, journalist and journaler.
I’m an artist. I paint, draw and collage.
I’m a textile designer. I knit, crochet, and weave. I also design prints, colorways and textile repeats.
I’m a crafter. I bead, scrapbook, stamp and alter.
I’m a designer. I design many things, including web pages and web sites.
I’m an educator.
Because much of my work is visual, I’ve also had to become a photographer.
I have a degree in math, although I would not necessarily call myself a mathematician.
I’m also a happily married wife, and the proud caretaker of four adorable kittens. I travel frequently; I’m a full-time liveaboard cruising sailor. Sometimes I’m in a different place every week.
You’re invited to learn more about my adventures by clicking any of the links below. Thanks for visiting! I appreciate your interest.
I enjoy documenting my adventures using photos, journaling, and an assortment of beautiful papers and embellishments. I do bunches of hybrid and digital projects too.
I never set out to be a photographer, but it’s a skill I’ve had to acquire; without photographs, my writing, art and other work would be inaccessible to the worldwide online audience. I usually shoot with a Sony a350, and I often carry a Nikon Coolpix camera around for on-the-go shots.
I learned to hand knit when I was in high school, and I later went on to get a degree in textile design. In design school, I studied both hand and machine knitting. After graduation, I designed circular knits professionally. My customers were mostly garment manufacturers who sold apparel to the big-box retailers.
I’ll try anything crafty! I’ve enjoyed dabbling in all kinds of crafts, including needlework, stamping, card making, beadwork, sewing and mosaics.
I’ve been a writer since I was in junior high, when I first began journaling. My most impressive body of work as a writer can be found at crochet.about.com. About.com was formerly owned by the New York Times Company, and I spent 3 years under the Times umbrella learning the business of journalism and writing for the web.
I was a studio art minor in college, and I’m still using and applying all the lessons I learned back then.
My most impressive adventure so far: crossing the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea in a 34′ sailboat. I’ve also traveled extensively in the USA. I spent a couple of years cruising the Channel Islands and California’s coast.
My husband and I adopted 4 orphaned kittens when they were only a couple of weeks old. They needed constant bottle feeding and care, and if we hadn’t taken them in, they would have died. We never intended to own 4 cats, but somewhere along the line we fell in love with the little cuties. They’ve enriched our lives, and have kept us laughing nonstop at their funny and adorable antics.