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.
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…