As I like to tell people, I've been drawing pictures since I was old enough to use a crayon without eating it (and possibly before that too). My parents were my first art teachers, with Mom, a music educator, telling me interesting things she learned in college art appreciation classes and emphasizing the importance of observing correct proportions when drawing the human face and figure, and Dad, a music engraver, inviting me to use the extra desk in his home office now and then, along with some of his technical pens and other drawing tools as soon as he thought I would be old enough to control them properly...India ink being a major concern in the hands of a small child.
In recent years I've also begun exploring the world of creating art in clay as well as paper. There's just something about a piece of art you can use, isn't there? My pottery pieces are both functional - we serve food in ours at home all the time - and decorative. My favorite means of adding color and interest is with underglazes, which can be painted onto clay with brushes or drawn on with fine-tip applicators before or after the first firing. I also enjoy adding thought-provoking sayings to my pottery designs. Why not inspire ourselves as we partake o four daily serving of breakfast cereal, soup, or salad?
My favorite medium has always been pen and ink; this I still use in what is sometimes called "meditative" drawing. A number of my drawings have been filmed in progress. You can find my playlist of drawing videos on YouTube.