In an effort to make myself more available and transparent (which is quite tough for me… I don’t particularly like the spotlight!) here is a Q&A session about none other than… me.
How do you spend your days?
-Being the best mom I can to my energetic and imaginative 6 year old son, Jackson.
-Writing and responding to tons and tons and tons of emails!
-Trying not to drink too much coffee (but often failing miserably).
-Squeezing all of creativity out of my brain like a sponge.
What ability or skill do you most wish you had (that you don’t have already)?
I wish I had the know-how or desire to be a person on a schedule. By nature, I stray from routine. I like to mix it up, go to bed when I feel like it, work out when the mood strikes me, work 4 hours one day and 12 the next, eat a balanced breakfast or none at all. I thrive on variety but life sometimes demands consistency.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.” – Massimo Vignelli
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Salvador Dalí. I’d love to see him in his studio in Spain, painting like a mad man. I’d love to see the genius at work and the passion behind his alternate worlds he created in paint.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Recently, I had the most delicious sushi and lobster at the Ritz in Grand Cayman Island. I remember sitting at the dinner table and thinking, “Next week, when I’m back on the grind, I am going to wish I was back here with my crème brûlée and Chardonnay.”
If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would it be?
A tropical bird, no doubt. I’d love to live where it’s warm and by the sea and spend time in the clouds.
Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.
To a visual person, yes. To someone not visually inclined? Maybe not. Maybe they only see a blue square? But to me, I’d see 4 equal sides, hues of aqua and green, impasto paint, shadowing, reflections of light…
The best part of waking up is?
Ahhh… a big smile and a hug from my sleepy, crazy bed-head son!