I am an event planner.
But BEFORE I was an event planner, in an alternate life, I was a geneticist.
I did genetic research for various companies around the Bay Area.
It was a little bit of magic to see someone’s DNA appear in solution when I was extracting DNA from blood samples.
I’ll never forget how beautiful and delicate those thin tendrils of life were.
Needless to say, my degree is in Biology.
I spent a lot of time in chem lab and microbiology lab.
In order to balance out all the science (AND STAY SANE) I took a lot of art classes: Costuming, Art History, Music, Piano, etc.
The only reason this has any relevance whatsoever is that I struggle in the Burning Man community to release my creative side.
It’s much easier for me to buy something already made than it is to make it.
Case in point: I just bought this PixelBoa for the burn.
I love it and think it’ll be a great night time accessory.
I could’ve tried to work out how to make one.
After all, Tejas is an engineer and could help me navigate the circuits that control the lights.
I could’ve. But I didn’t.
Of course, the notable exceptions to this are my hats.
I’ve made a dozen hats.
And something like forty quilts.
So it’s not like my artistic background is COMPLETELY lost on me.
But I do wonder when I’m going to work up the courage to tackle some big artistic project for Burning Man.
Because when all is said and done, I am VERY CREATIVE. . . for a geneticist!