I think I’ve always been a “crafty” person, but to me, “art” meant drawing and painting, which I’m not great at. When I was a teenager I used to sell macrame friendship bracelets at school for $5 each. As I got older I got into fiber arts, and expanded my skills to sewing, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, and embroidery. Pre-made cross stitch patterns and embroidery kits were a great place to start, but I immediately could not stick to the patterns and started modifying them to how I liked instead. Making my own patterns gave me a new way to create and combine mediums. It takes a lot of patience; I’ve “frogged” (removed) countless stitches after realizing a mistake. I like the idea of taking an art form that gets mistaken for “old fashioned”, and making it modern and fun.