As an analytical person who loves numbers, I never thought of myself as an artist until I attended a retreat hosted by NASAA at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina several years ago.
As part of the retreat we had to sign up for two art classes. I chose glass blowing and paper making, and was immediately hooked on the glass blowing. My goal was to create two matching beads to make a pair of earrings. I worked all day to create nine intricate beads, and despite several mishaps, I was very proud of the fruits of my labor.