Saturated Canary took flight in a little grey cubicle…I was working as a civil engineer at a nuclear power plant, struggling with the fact that I am not the type of person content to sit behind a computer screen for 8 hours or more each day. I wanted the freedom to be involved in my children’s lives, take on projects that excited me, and live a bit more spontaneously and un-scheduled. So, I started thinking of the things that truly made me happy…and it always came back to drawing. Most of my family, at some point or another, has encouraged me to “do something with it.” I was reading blogs and looking through Etsy everyday thinking, “I should give it a try.” I didn’t want to look back in 20 years, still sitting in a grey cubicle, and wish I’d taken that leap… I took time away from working to re-evaluate what I want to do with both my education and creativity, and I started my Etsy shop . I’ve started putting in for craft fairs, have written a few children’s stories, and would like to get involved with a water resources or environmental project on the side. I am just that freelance sort of person, I think…(or, I just have ADD)…Either way, I really love the “newness” that each day feels filled with…and that is what inspires my work the most—possibilities, dreaminess, and a sense of exciting expectation.