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It's never too late to be who you were designed to be.  When you are born your parents give you a name and most times that is what people call you for the rest of your life.  Maybe that is why it seems somewhat natural to wait around for someone to decide your title.  I waited a long time for someone to point me in the direction of my own dreams.  I tried to do what I thought I was "supposed" to do.  I've come to this game kind of late, but finally realizing that nobody is really more qualified than I am to assign that title to myself.  Regardless of what the "experts" may think, I know by the way my heart skips a beat when there is a blank canvas sitting in front of me.  I know by how fresh I feel when I am covered in paint.  I know because when my heart needs peace, I find myself creating.  Maybe we can't do much about the bad things in the world, but we can add goodness and beauty.  That is my mission.  I am an artist.

I live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  This is where I grew up and this is where I am raising my great big family.  I am married to a handsome, patient and supportive guy named Chris.  We will celebrate twenty years of marriage this summer.  We have six kids.  We had three the old fashioned way, and then doubled our family through domestic adoption via foster care.  It's messy sometimes, but there is plenty of emotional overflow to feed my creativity and it's funny that the creativity helps me manage the emotion.  It's all about balance.  I hope you can connect with what I do, and maybe even support me through a purchase or promoting and sharing my work with those who may like what I do.  Art is meant to be seen, and I love the idea of making it accessible and affordable to everyone.  Thanks for stopping by!