or as long as I can remember I have been in the process of creating. As a child, my favorite place to be was in my imagination! I began drawing and sewing at a young age. My mother loves to tell the story about the time I entered a Norman Rockwell contest. My father hid the results from me because he was contacted and told that, while I had talent, I was too young to make a career choice as an artist - whatever that meant! I studied graphic design at Kutztown University and Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. I’ve worked as a freelance artist in graphic design, sign painting and logo creation. My sewing machine has always been in my studio as well! I am happy to say, that, despite the warning long ago, I never gave up my dream to become an artist.