A little black dress for your walls
Where did you grow up? What kind of kid were you?
I grew up in Princeton, NJ, under the dual influences of a writer-editor and an artist-architect. As a child, I was shy and happiest to be on my own and use my imagination. My favorite places to go were the pet store, the art-and-stationery supply store, and the public library.
Have you always been an artist?
Yes and no. While art-making was always part of my daily life, professionally I first focused on writing, publishing and teaching. In 2003, I formed an indy design biz called Hit Those Keys. After around ten years of producing award-winning websites for fellow artists and writers, I turned to art and illustration full time.
You have an unusual last name. How is it pronounced?
My surname is a present from my husband. It rhymes with quirky, which seems apt.
Do you have children? Where do you live now?
We have two adored adult children. These days, my husband and I live in the same house that my father designed and constructed while I was a child.
Name some of your favorite things:
I’m still very fond of animals, art supplies, and books. Every day when I get to read something, write something and make something, I feel lucky.