During 1993 and 2005 was busy! I graduated from MSU and Graduate School. I worked a few temporary jobs until I found a great full-time one as an Instructional Designer where I stayed for six years until Dylan was born. I met and married my husband, had my first joint replacement, traveled to India, and gave birth to my first beautiful baby boy. It was a very complicated pregnancy and difficult first years of life as he was born with severe complications. But we all made it through, stronger than ever, and today he is a healthy, loving, smart, young boy.

Lexington, Michigan_1995

My parle back into art was actually quite by accident, but as I believe, all things happen for a reason.  I had seen an article in our local paper about an artist, Kathy Krupa, who did pastel pet portraits.  One of our dogs had recently passed and I commissioned her to do a portrait for my husband.

When we met in person, it was very comfortable, as though we had been long time friends.  I mentioned that art was also my passion and one day I wanted to pick up where I had left off.

Serendipitously, she taught classes in a neighboring city. I had found my doorway back into the art world. A few weeks later I signed up for her class and the rest is history…

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  1. […] Kathy is someone I owe a lot to, in terms of my art. I met her about 14 years ago and began taking classes from her shortly after when my oldest son was about 2 and my now teenager wasn’t even here yet. She taught me how to stipple with inks and how to use pastels. I took classes from her– on and off– for several years. She was such a wonderful soul, had a great laugh and smile, loved animals, and was a gentle graceful teacher. She was the person who led me back into art again as an adult and help rekindle my passion for the medium. I wrote about her on a previous post. […]


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