A little about me.
A bit of a late bloomer to art, I started drawing when I was in my early 20s. I found the book "Drawing with Lee Ames" at a library book sale. I took it home and drew every one of the exercises. I then found "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards and worked my way through that book and knew I found what I wanted to do. After drawing the garden, the kids, and the cat and whatever else caught my eye, I decided to put some of my drawings into needlework patterns. I started with cross stitch and eventually hand embroidery. My needlework business has evolved to what it is today with my patterns being available on Etsy, Craftsy and wholesale through Norden Crafts. I've come to design greeting cards, prints, fabric, gift items and my needlework designs have been published in magazines. I've recently started doing freelance illustration work and have done illustrations for magazines, novels, children's books and book covers. I continue to learn and try and improve my skills by taking classes online and really enjoy my work. I look forward to many more years of drawing and designing. I really appreciate the customers and clients who enjoy my work, thank you.