In his book, What Color is Your Parachute?, Richard Bolles writes that we are all primarily geared toward one of three interests: people, data or things. For most of my life I’ve thought I was a people person. But the older I get, the more I think I may really be a things person. In my experience with people, I’ve learned that they can be messy, complicated, and let’s face it – frequently disappointing. Now don’t get me wrong, I would never give up on people (some of my best friends are people), but things themselves rarely disappoint and can be quite beautiful and useful. And I like them even better if I make them myself. So this little log on the web is about my material world (though that title was already taken) and the things I make – mostly textiles, but not always. If you are also someone who likes to make things and even if you’re not, I hope you’ll find some idea or resource that you can use here.
A few other things about me:
My name is Colleen.
I was born in Southern California in the 1960s. I grew up in a large household of seven people and six dogs (not all six at one time thank goodness). I still live in California, but further north and in a smaller household of three people and one cat.
Since I finished college, I’ve been a university housing coordinator, a program and service manager for a career development non-profit, and an interior design assistant. My dream jobs are window dresser and product designer.
My favorite Beatle is George.
This blog is for Samantha.