"It is hard to describe where my creativity came from. It started in retirement after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2015. I have found that creating with woodwork has been very therapeutic.
My Dad was a cabinet maker and taught me many of the skills he had developed over time.
I design the piece on paper, make modifications, select the wood to use and the finish to bring out the natural beauty of wood.
After all that I begin to create. There are always problems to think about and resolve, keeping my thinker going all the time in the process. Every piece is unique. When someone selects something made by me, they can be certain it will be one of a kind.
Pleasure for me comes from someone seeing my work and appreciating the result of my efforts in making the wood come alive.
I am anxious to share my efforts and if challenged, create a new piece in collaboration with someone who can express a framework for what they are looking for."
A percentage of my proceeds goes to the American Parkinson Disease Association of Minnesota.