My father was in the Army & I was born Linz, Austria and moved from one end of the United States to the other. Joined the Air Force in 1970 and served honorably for over 22 years. Got married and finally settled in the fine state of Mississippi. My artistic journey began early sketching and painting in elementary school and then high school. In 2008, started working with glass at a local mosaic shop. Dusted off my wood carving skills and applied them to the mosaic process by carving wood pieces, making molds and casting them. You can see the dogwood flowers and the magnolia flowers in corners of my shoe designs. Just have a ball making things!