My desire to make a difference led me to an education degree, but the seeds of passion 

for art surfaced after my first child was born.  In order to stay home with my young sons, I started and operated a textile-design business.  Eventually my curiosity to learn

new processes led me to paper making.  I started to combine my textiles with paper to 

create a jewelry line which led to commissions for paper sculptures in homes.  However,

once again my curiosity rose to see what else I could do with paper.  It led me to learn

and develop surface design techniques that I incorporate into my artwork today.  The

latest layer to my story or my curiosity was complete after writing my first children's

story.  I am happy to say that I'm a published illustrator in the educational market. Now

I'm working with my literary agent to publish several author/illustrator picture books.