My interest in art started at an early age. My parents were my beginning influence. My mother was very artistic and occasionally painted, whereas my father had various talents from wood working, baking and raising bees.
My sister and I spent endless hours every holiday making decorations to decorate the house inside and out.
Every Halloween I would make my own costumes from whatever I could find.
I loved to draw and paint and always knew I wanted to be an artist, but to the advice of my father I became an educator as well, which led me in many directions throughout my life.