Who Is Wednesday's Child

Monday's child is fair of face,

Tuesday's child is full of grace.

Wednesday's child is full of woe,

Thursday's child has far to go.

Friday's child is loving and giving,

Saturday's child works hard for a living.

And the child born on the Sabbath day

Is bonny and blithe, good and gay.

The Journey

My name is Lynne Bolton. I was born on a Wednesday, but instead of WOE, I got the hyper-artist gene.  I have literally worn so many hats in my life that I've lost track. I've been a wife and mother, a hair colorist,  set painter for a few local theatres, assistant to wildlife expert, Joan Embery, a street painter, portrait painter, atmosphere designer for SD Fringe Festival, and an art teacher for Sudanese refugees. I've painted jackets, jeans and furniture. I've been a potter and worked in stained glass. I crochet, and I sew badly. I dye silk, tie dye, and I can probably fix your toilet.

Two things that I've consistently done throughout my life is create things and wear hats. Those two passions have intersected now in my retirement years and I have become a VERY mad hatter! My husband is constantly attempting to keep me organized, but my work space is utter chaos most of the time. I always have several hats in different stages of dying, distressing and rebuilding, jackets I'm painting, and now, websites I'm building. I'm a walking three ring circus.

I am blessed to have a wonderful husband, Paul, who is a music show promoter for a neighborhood venue. We work side by side on the third floor of our townhouse in the middle of San Diego's urban East Village.

The wall of graffiti is our outside porch wall and above is the roof. These spaces allow me to take photos of my wares using colorful backdrops and urban scenery. My work is spread out everywhere from the bathroom, where I steam, iron, dye and reshape hats, to the porch, where I burn, heat etch, paint, and photograph. The bedroom is where I sew. Level three is my studio...as well as our bedroom. I am fortunate to have such a space.