I have a background in painting and printmaking, but have always been drawn to crafts. Currently I am going in two very different craft directions. I am working in fused and stained glass for 34 years. I love this medium, but I needed to work in something I could shape directly and that was soft. So, for about 4 years, I have been working in freeform crochet as well. Freeform is loosely defined as crochet that doesn’t use a pattern. It is a much more painterly approach. See Donna Cassidy’s Fiber Art – Crochet page.