Before knowing exactly where it was leading me, I called these photos of kokeshi my "creative project" and was a little mysterious about it to everyone but my husband Michael. As the collection of work grew, I shared little bits of it to friends and family to see reactions, get feedback, and talk through the possibilities. I want to thank all of you who have been so encouraging and patient while what is now “The Kokeshi Project” came into being.
Most of all, I want to thank Michael, who early on said, "I think you've got something there." He has been exceedingly supportive, thoughtful, and generous with the time given to me and the project. He continues to be the best sounding board, critic, and editor I could ever wish to have.