I began doing artwork as a young boy making bulletin boards for my English-teacher mother, and that got me hooked. I’ve done woodburnings, scrimshaw, engraved powder horns, reenactment accoutrements, painting, and working with leather. I started doing leatherwork at the age of 16. From the first pair of moccasins to my current efforts, my joy of working with leather has constantly increased. I’ve made bookmarks for young readers, booties for babies, harness repairs for mules, and logbooks for pilots; I’ve done journal covers for dreamers, and Bible covers for believers. I’ve made saddle bags, portmanteaus, fly-rod cases, wine totes, backpacks, cue-stick cases, handbags, satchels, and butterflies. The list goes on and on. My work can be found in homes around the world, on submarines, and in museums, among other places. However, I'm still not always able to cut a straight line!