Kathy makes jewelry and hair accessories in her home studio out in the countryside of Southern California. Squirrels and rabbits are daily entertainment, coyotes howl in the middle of the night. Barn owls appear in the evening, hooting to one another and screeching as they go on the hunt.
Kathy has loved art since she was a little girl and her dad taught her to draw birds using an encyclopedia as reference. He was in the Navy so her family moved every few years. While living in Spain she traveled throughout Europe, enjoying art and architecture in museums and cathedrals. The family finally settled in California.
Kathy has also traveled with her mom to Israel, Greece, Turkey and Egypt. She says, "Seeing how people live in different places, some very poor, is a reminder of how fortunate we are to live in a country like the United States. We can pursue our passions and become anything we want to be. We can believe in God, the power of the universe, the power of nature, the power of positive energy, whatever we want. Everyone should be grateful for these freedoms."
Kathy worked in banking, printing and as an independent graphic artist before discovering her love of making jewelry.
“Do or do not, there is no try.” -Yoda
(Kathy's a big science fiction fan.)