My entire life has been centered around art in one form or another. Coming from a family of artists, I can recall learning how to draw by finding my sister Lorraine's drawings and studying 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, which has led to me making a monster costume for Zach Braff's film "Wish I Was Here", and another monster costume for a comedy troupe called Keep the Heat.