Hey! I’m Ladianne! For real. People have always asked if that’s my REAL name. It is.
This is me:
I am a creative spazz much of the time. It’s not that I can’t focus – it’s that I find so many things SO VERY INTERESTING! In high school I attended a school of the arts where I studied classical vocal performance. I went on to college as a music major and quickly figured out that wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life. I graduated college and went into marketing in the business consulting world.
Since graduating from undergraduate school, marriage, kids, divorce, and a very happy new marriage have all served as the stuff of my life, along with my work as a writer, visual artist, and musician. I went to graduate school and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Arts. After that I started teaching art at a non-profit organization serving teens.
In 2009, when I started my divorce adventure, I decided to teach myself to knit. Well, technically, I was sort of talked into trying knitting by a friend. Although I have since lost touch with the friend, I have hung on to the hobby – and am almost two-thirds of the way through the Master Hand Knitter program offered by The Knitting Guild of America.
I’ve also been working for nearly a year in preparation to open a yarn shop with the most amazing partner on the planet. I couldn’t be happier – the shop will allow me to pull together just about every single thing I’ve ever done! It will also allow me to do several things I LOVE: creative work, business, and teaching. (Just typing that makes my heart do a little dance…)
So, this little bucket of words and pictures is all about that stuff. And some other things sometimes.