"If I were to give someone advice who wanted to do what I do, my advice would be to always support the other people in your office and to be the real you and to have a spouse who knows what the meaning of partner is."
What does the word authentic mean to you? How does your work allow you to live authentically?
Authentic is an important word to me. Authentic is just being who you are always, no apologies. A little goofy, a little inhibited, a little impatient, a little rigid, whatever it is that you are.
How would you describe yourself in five words?
In five words…. Oh wait, I could give you one more since I already named four…. Unapologetically in love.
Do you have any rituals to you get you ready for the day? What’s your cure for creativity block?
My rituals aren't so much daily but still necessary. I knit but not every day. That helps me unwind and I'm creating which I clearly enjoy. I go to yoga a few times a week, so that I can be in my own head. I always say 3 partners, 40 employees, 15 students, 2 kids and 1 husband, sometimes a girl needs a little time.
Any badass women you love? Dead or alive?
Julia Morgan, badass woman of Architecture circa 1900!
If you weren’t doing this, what would you do?
If I weren't doing this I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. My crazy life suits me.