|Occupation||Artist, Designer and Mental Health Advocate|
|Location||San Diego, CA, United States|
|Introduction||I'm Val, a mental health activist and a multimedia artist who is currently sidetracked by a love affair with felted fiber. I run a small handcrafting business, while working for NAMI San Diego where I advocate for Children, Youth and Families. I am also a wife and mom of two teen boys. I fight hard to keep them on track as they navigate the wonders and pitfalls of growing up. As an artist, painter, and an inventive seamstress, I have learned to craft my way through the rough patches in life... Along with my side kick, Lola (a Portuguese Water Dog), I am dedicated to living a Handmade Life out of a calm and welcoming home. ^_^|
|Favorite Movies||The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan, the Harry Potter series, Nacho Libre, Disney's Brave, and more!|
|Favorite Music||Andrew Bird, Radio Head, Coldplay, Fink, Jose Gonzales, Sia, Philip Glass, Laura Marling, and more :o)|
|Favorite Books||I just finished reading "Breakfast with Buddah" and I LOVED IT! Anything by Pema Chondron.|
What did you dream when you ate a spider while sleeping?
I've never had a dream about eating a spider, but I've certainly had them walk across my face while sleeping. eew...