This week's post is from Sue of Lulu Bug Jewelry (named after her dog in the photo). I don't know about you but the closest I get to excitement on two wheels is going "no-handed" on a bicycle! Thanks Sue for showing us that artists and athletes are not mutually exclusive!
"I work out of my home in Santa Rosa, California, which is about an hour north of San Francisco. My studio is in the living room, which I now share with a couple of very fancy race motorcycles ('97 and '99 Yamaha TZ 250's, in case you were wondering). Before starting my business, I raced motorcycles with the American Federation of Motorcyclists. This was strictly a hobby, but an all encompassing one. Once I started my business I decided that I wanted to put all my time and focus into it, and to continue to race would have been very hard as it's time consuming and very expensive. My boyfriend Kelly raced too, for 13 years, and he recently decided to become self employed too. He needs the space in the garage to work, and these two bikes are far too nice to put in a shed in the backyard, so into my studio (aka the living room) they came! I do miss racing, but it's been a very good trade off for me. I still have a dirt bike and a Ducati 996 street bike to keep me on two wheels."