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March Member Interview: Dawn Meisch

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Dawn Meisch website:  http://www.dirtykitchen.com/
1. What inspires you to create? I create because I have to. I always have to be making something whether it's a book, a collage, a piece of jewelry or a batch of cookies. The world itself is inspiring if I look at it the right way. Specifically, I like art that has a story to tell. I believe stories help us learn who we are and how we might be able to grow. And certain periods of history have aspects that interest me more than others, especially the social experiences of women in the the 1920's through the 1960's.

2. When did you decide to pursue art or did art pursue you? Ever since I could remember I wrote something - stories in grammar school, poetry in college. After a series of unfortunate events, I found I had no words anymore. I needed a new way to express my experiences, so art kind of found me and opened up other creative avenues that I never would've imagined possible.
3. If you weren't an artist, what would yo…