I grew up in Connecticut and have lived across the many states and abroad. Along with the pleasure taking advantage of living near the ocean where I love playing in the waves more than baking in the sun, I enjoy arts & cultural events, swimming, walking, biking & gardening. I'm a designer/artist by profession & passion and through my business develop and market a proprietary textile for architectural and design applications. I enjoy urban life and living, but also appreciate the offerings of the country and natures. I frequently use my camera to journal my surroundings. I'm social, but not of the wild and crazy variety...I enjoy a good meal, good drink and good company with some dancing thrown in for good measure. I have a functional if rusty command of the Polish language and my Spanish is showing marked improvement.