Meline Giannini (Fallbrook, California)
No matter what your background, humankind has a creative instinct. It doesn’t matter if that instinct comes out in gardening or inventing a better fountain pen. I am simply an example of this need to create. I was lucky. My parents supported me in my choice of art major in college thus setting me off on a lifetime of chasing creativity. My latest love is gem carving. It is extremely difficult and exasperating for this old dog. But, low and behold, we have a nationally famous gem carver/facetter in Fallbrook - Meg Berry. As my mentor and teacher, her criticism, knowledge and praise has helped me immeasurably. I hope you enjoy my first efforts as part of the Fallbrook Art Center Guild family.