It's hard to call my art a hobby. Though my life is filled with many other wonderfully time-consuming activities (kids, work, you know it), some of my favorite moments of the day are spent creating things that other people will wear and enjoy. I love seeing my friends and family walking around in my earrings or adding a necklace to their "date outfit" to really make it pop. There is a certain satisfaction in it that can't be found anywhere else.
I started making both jewelry and ceramics at a young age. I would be consistent for a year, and then take some time off to explore other mediums -- but I found I could never leave these two alone for very long. I always swung back around with new ideas and a fresh approach.