I'm an addict. I can't walk into a fabric, craft or art supply store without buying something for a new project. I paint, carve, sew, draw, quilt, scrapbook, decoupage and I've got the fastest glue gun draw in the East. At any one time, I've got a half dozen projects in the works and sometimes, I'll even finish one. I was lucky enough to grow up in the perfect petri-dish of creativity. My mother had a fashion design degree, my father had his own graphic design company and various members of my extended family taught me to knit, re-purpose antiques, lino print, make jewelry and sew my own plush animals. I was using Kid Pix to create masterpieces before the age of 7 and completed my first unassisted sewing project in 4th grade (it was the flag of Iceland). Since then I've never stopped.
My first experience with fur was Halloween '95. Disney's Pocahontas had come out that summer and my favorite animal at the time was raccoons, so I was obligated to dress as her companion, Meeko. I still remember how scratchy the mass produced, stiff plastic backing was on that costume, but I loved it to pieces and kept it in my costume chest for years. Working at NFT is a dream for me because every fiber and fur I see inspires me to imagine what it's going out into the world to become.