INTRODUCTION

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I remember vividly the moment I pulled the printed paper from my very first small linoleum block three years ago. It was full of mistakes and far from perfect, but I still felt the joy of creation and accomplishment.

I grew up watching my mom always at work on various crafts: sewing, quilting, pottery, and many others. Surrounded by my mother’s artwork, it felt natural to spend much of my free time in childhood drawing or crafting something with my hands.

Despite the fun I had with arts and crafts growing up, I majored in physics at university and, year after year, found myself making a career away from art. Like some of us, my ...

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