For as long as I can remember, I have loved to draw; in fact, if you could see my school papers, you would see whimsical characters dancing around the edges of the pages. From elementary on, whenever I had to take notes in school or at meetings, I would doodle and draw my way through any boring parts or lulls in the lectures.
Even though I have loved to draw all of my life, may creativity lay dormant for many years because, for one thing, I didn't know how to channel it. Eventually, though, I started to create items that I sold at area boutiques (the first thing I sold was a painted rock). From that moment until now, I have been involved in doing something creative, mostly in the arts and crafts field. I have sold my designs at shows and in stores, taught classes, published a craft booklet entitled Playful Poppets with Plaid Publishing, and had my designs appear in Family Circle Great Ideas, Crafts, Womans Day (my design won an award in contest), Crafts and Things, Country Marketplace, and Country Projects. Throughout it all, my real love was in drawing rather than creating, but I didn't know how to break into the market. I finally decided to draw my heart out and submit my designs to Applejack Art Partners. Needless to say I was thrilled when I was accepted.
I am a self-taught artist who has spent her life in Flint, Michigan. My husband Rick, a judge, and I were high school sweethearts. We have two grown sons: Rick, a proof-reader, living in Ann Arbor, MI and Bryan, an elementary school teacher, living in Flint with his wife Shannon. I have a BA in social science from the University of Michigan, Flint and am the coordinator of the 9th grade program at an alternative school. I have worked for the Flint school system for 25 years.
If I were to describe my style, it would be whimsical with a little humor. While everything I draw is not humorous, my goal is to bring smiles to peoples faces for one reason or another. Hopefully I will be able to do that for many years to come.