GOOD DAY, FRIENDS!
My name is Andrea (but YOU sir, can call me Drey) and I’d like to welcome you to my brand spankin’ new blog that I plan on using as a platform to document my creations and other things I like or find that intrigue me and and are related to the arts in some way. This could include anything from painting and drawing, to music and fashion, to textiles and home decor- anything expressive, anything creative.
I’ve loved everything art since I was wee, copying my mom’s Disney cartoon characters in a giant notebook and colouring them horribly. From 13 years of dance class, to art class all through high school, to learning how to play the guitar, to teaching children’s art classes at the local gallery, I’ve been immersed in the arts (on a small scale) for most of my life. Then I went to university and frequent bouts of hyperventilation and naps took over and I reluctantly moved away from all of these things while I tried not to drown in lab reports and charts about the menstrual cycle (which I still haven’t memorized, and quite frankly never will).
Then I decided it would be a great idea to commit to even MORE university and drugs took over my life (drug knowledge, that is- pharmacy school) and art was placed on the back burner again as I snaked my way through another four years of breathing in and out of a brown paper bag. I also took this time to become a Pinterest Wizard and caffeine connoisseur.
Then suddenly, school was over, internship was over, licensing exams were over (and passed- thank Baby Jesus), and I entered September with 24 free hours a day and a joyous realization that no one expected me to be anywhere anytime soon, so I picked up my brushes and pencils again. I am also the proud new owner of an electronic Singer sewing machine which I plan on using to further my craftsmanship in the areas of quilting, clothing, and home decor creations.
I like making things. Sometimes these things don’t turn out like I hoped they would and sometimes they do. Either way, I hope you’ll join me as I chronicle my secret double life as Droob the Creator while I simultaneously try to make it in the pharmacy world.