I ended up designing jewelry thanks to my aunt Jessica. In February 2000 I was planning a trip to New York City to see if I wanted to move there. I thought that if I liked the city I'd return to Michigan, where I'd been living, and save up for the move.
My first memory of Jess is from when I was 5 years old. We were living in Paris and I must have just woken from a nap. My mother said "Guess who's here?!" I had no idea. And there was Jessica.
A lifetime of making art adds up to a huge body of work. In the case of my grandfather, even just the published artwork is extensive.
When I talk about my aunts and uncles on my mother's side it gets confusing in about a second. My grandfather was married four times and had six children.
I had plumbing troubles last week. Big ones that involved bringing in excavators and replacing big pipes. And smaller ones that stopped the shower from draining.