My entire life has been centered around art in one form or another. Coming from a family of artists, I can recall trying to learn how to draw by finding my sister Lorraine's drawings and trying to copy them. My education at San Jose State University, earned me a BFA in Illustration/Animation. Soon after college, I married, became a mother, and had to adjust my expectations a bit. Being an at-home-mom to 3 full time kids, I haven't always had time to work on illustration, but have found ways to scratch my creative itch by designing and making things for and about them. This has often involved me using my fashion and costume designing side.