Another thing we wanted to talk about is your work. Is there one project that is your favorite?
Jack: The Pillars.
Myrna: Yes, that’s a good one. At Duquesne University. I painted 200 names and gilded 23k gold, and other decorations on the top. They gave me a studio, and they set up a platform for me, so that I could reach 15 feet high … There were two slabs on each side of the entrance, as you entered the Duquesne University chapel. And I painted them with One-Shot enamel. It’s a sign painter’s medium. And that was a thing that I liked very much to do.
Jack: That took her a few months to do. It’s pretty accessible. As you come out of the chapel.
Could you walk us through your creative process?
Myrna: Oh, my. That is a very big question. Because I’m very scattered about what I do. I mean, for me personally, I start things and then I get distracted for something legitimate, like family. And I don’t know how to describe it to you. It’s a start and stop thing. If I have a mission, I get it done. I’ve done a lot of jobs like poetry, wedding vows, certificates for many institutions, and clothing. But they’re done out of necessity. Otherwise, I don’t pleasure myself, but I should sit down and write something or do something. But I really can’t walk it through. I think anybody who can tell you that is unique. I have piles of things I want to do. But it just goes by the wayside.