To begin this brief history lesson, I got my undergrad degree in Visual Art from SUNY Fredonia [go Blue Devils!] and double majored in Painting and Ceramics. I have always LOVED making things and learned that I also loved teaching. So in 2007 I went on to RIT and majored in Art Education. The transition from spending all my time taking Studio Art classes to taking mainly Education classes was a bit weird... but it was made a bit smoother because we could take 2 studio classes our first quarter...
well... sorta smoother. I didn't really get the "pick of the litter" as far as class choices went. So the one class I ended up with was "Ideation and Series" where we basically had to propose a idea for a body of work and then spend the final few weeks trying to pull it all together.
The next step was to figure out how to make them.
I knew how to knit [or at least how to knit hats] and I knew some things about felting so I decided to try to knit monsters. The first attempt was, well, a learning experience. I named him Morton.