I am a child of Danish immigrants and did not learn to speak English until I was 5. This explains why I still pronounce words like gnome and gnat with a hard G, and why I say funny things like "Deck the Bed", "Deck the table", and "Shut the Lights". Straight Translation can really mess up ones language skills... I was named after my mothers best friend ('Big Ulla' to me). 'Ullabenulla' was a childhood endearment, that I have always been fond of. It speaks to me of: Innocence, playfulness and whimsy, elements that I try to incorporate into my artwork. Just in case you were wondering - Ulla means 'little bear' in Danish, a hint of what I looked like as an infant!
I hope to master the skill of entering photos into my posts next. Patience shall be rewarded!