One thing I love to do is surface design and silk painting. I took classes in collage and really loved marblizing fabrics. I some how thought I would get to do more surface design in my carreer. I guess it didnt happen because of my working as a draper at the opera. In a really big well organized shop like SF Opera, all the surface design, painting and dying is handled by a specialist. If I had spent more of my carrer working in smaller shops, I probably would have been able to use those skills more.