For as long as I can remember I've wanted to be an artist! Okay, no...that's a lie. I wanted to work at a grocery store and scan items! Thank God for self-checkout stations that allow me to live a dream buried for so long!
I am the youngest in a fairly normal family. My dad was in the Navy so we moved a lot and I grew up battling my two older siblings. Wars raged over coveted seats in the car to the constant "stop touching me" screams my mom heard billowing down every hall. And as you can imagine, it was never my fault. It wasn't until I was about 10 years old that I found I had a passion for writing, for art, for creating beauty in chaos. My great-grandfather, Pop Pop, will always be my inspiration for continuing my creative path. He would always sit with me when we would visit and tell me about his days painting billboards. He'd ask me to send him my artwork and he'd reply with an honest critiques and tell me how I could have adjusted it. That's one thing I admired about him when we spoke of art, though I was young, he never sugar coated. He was kind and gentle, but always pushed me because as he would tell me, he saw greatness in me. Though I don't see it, that greatness is something I strive for in everything I do.
I pushed my abilities and when I attended college I was really able to hone my love for graphic design, a medium I'd never heard of until then. I realized, though I loved drawing, graphics was my true talent and passion. In 2005, I start a small design company that is what you see today. I've neglected it, changed the structure, added, taken away, changed the name, and settled on (in my non bias opinion) greatness!
Now here I am, 24 years after figuring out what my passion was, a 34 year old, wife, mother of two, excellent cook...nay a chef, and self-proclaimed lover of cats! I'm obsessed with art and that obsession is only overshadowed by my family; they are the reason I can have such a beautiful passion! Well this is me in a nutshell; there are so many little details that I'd never had time to go into, but we can get to that later.