About Merrily (me!!)
I'm a designer, teacher, artist, educator and maker of fun. I'm a firm believer that you can't learn unless you're enjoying yourself and besides - who doesn't want to have fun?
I'm originally from the U.K. currently living in Arizona (yes, it's very hot and yes, it's a dry heat) with my 2+1 cats (I'll keep this story for a blog post). I love being outside and walking on the beach (this is starting to sound like a dating website intro, hmmm) - so Arizona can be a bit of a challenge, especially in the summer. There is no beach and the outside wants to kill you much of the time. But - the desert can be incredibly beautiful...
I'm a graphic designer but also a traditional artist - in the abstract sense. My passion is combining two of my favorite things - teaching and design. I like to sprinkle a little graphic design into traditional art (and vice versa) and I enjoy helping students find that place, deep down within them, that place that is still the innocent child who isn't afraid of doing things 'wrong'. All design is a learning process and it's through that process that we find ourselves.
I hope you will join me in a workshop, follow my blog and we can make some art and share some laughs together. ~Merrily xx