both john and I started as visual artists - him a painter and I a sculptor. when we met we both also shared a similar passion for craft and design and formed our business together. I have only been full-time at bookhou since january, before that I taught part-time. it was always my intention to work on the business for part of the year and the other time for my sculptural work - have art exhibits, write grants etc. I havn't had the time - I am determined to make time. I don't know if I showed you this piece before - I made it 5 years ago and it is called "blow up - close up" - it sold at the gallery that represents me in ottawa (gallery st. laurent + hill). I will make time - I will!