Don’t let the well go dry
I spend several hours a week applying my professional skills to projects that don’t pay, and devote a lot of my spare time to vocational and volunteer service in communities where I live (and have lived), and in less developed countries. Community service also allows me to meet people I might not otherwise know – in my own neighbourhood and around the world.
One of the things that often draws people together is the desire or need to do good things, to make a difference, to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. That’s how I feel about my work, whether I’m at my desk in Toronto or volunteering in the Dominican Republic. I love working with people who believe in what they’re doing and who are always looking for ways to help others succeed.
Lately I’ve been having fun designing fabric. It’s a great way to practice creativity and use professional skills to do personal projects. Truth is, I’m obsessed with developing clever ways to make accurately repeating patterns. And, I’m learning to use a sewing machine, so I can test all my surface designs on real objects! #learningcurvesareus Check out my growing garden of fabrics at Spoonflower.