Posted By Craft Corps on October 15, 2009
Name: Diana Gonzalez
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Work at home Mother, baby wrangler, crafter
Craft(s) of Choice: knitting, crocheting, paper crafting, mixed media collage, altered art, embroidery
I started making art and working with paper and such, some time ago, around the time I met my husband. I had a hard time growing up; things don’t always work out as they seem. I started writing, because somehow I always knew I’m a writer. I just knew. And so, I began writing poetry, and keeping a journal about my life, and moods and such.
It started me on a long journey of self expression and self examination. I love writing, and love to be creative.
As years went on, I experimented with other forms of self expression, such as needlepoint, baking, and collage work. At this point, I met my husband.
When I met my husband, I knew that he was meant to be mine. I mean, I knew that I would marry him, from the first conversation I ever had with him. His eyes, his smile….he charmed me. He attended the “Fame” school, and is an amazing artist himself. So I wanted that. I have always wanted to say that I can paint amazing pictures like the ones I see in my mind. Amazing, how that would be. Years went by, and I realized I paint pictures in MY way. In my own unique manner, I do paint pictures. Through my collage work and my poetry, I paint pictures. So for this I am grateful.
I started a few years ago, a spiritual quest to find my own version of Nirvana. Through symbolism and creativity, I find myself melding my spiritual quest and my superstitions with my craft quite a bit.
Most of my projects are inspired by my belief in fairies, or my superstitious belief in cats being lucky.
So I’m crafting, selling my art, and writing about my brand of art, and about my quest for Nirvana through my creative process.