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Industry Arts
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...