I know, you think I’m going to start off by saying, “I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil”, right. Truth is I realized I had true talent when I was 9 years old and could draw the Calvin and Hobbes comics better than anyone in my class. That’s probably because I was the only one sitting quietly in class drawing Calvin and Hobbes comics. That moment opened my eyes to the wonderful world of art.
I worked in Detroit’s Children’s library for 5 years while paying my way through college. I soaked in all the many styles of illustrations that filled pages and pages of children’s books. After Graduating with a B.F.A in Visual Communication (that’s fancy talk for Graphic Design) I landed a job with a big time U.S. Military contractor. I created technical illustrations of military tanks and parts for user manuals. Sounds cool doesn’t it. Well, I was bored to deaf. So after leaving (that’s fancy talk for being laid-off), I decided to completely immerse myself into my true love for children’s books and illustration. Now I make words come to life with the simplest of tools. A pencil and a sketchbook.
Today I live in Michigan with my husband and son. I love hanging out with my husband, sketching, checking out other talented illustrator’s websites and trying to catch up on one of my other loves, watching movies.
One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself trans formed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back.