I've been a creative person for as long as I can remember. One of the biggest influences in my creative endeavors, and life in general, was my mother. She always had some sort of wonderfully artistic activity going on. Sewing clothes for me and my sisters, macrame, oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, sketching, and on and on. It would have been impossible for me to avoid having that creative spark passed along to me. My creative expressions differed from hers, but the end result is the same. Fulfilling the urge to learn and improve whatever the artistic interest of the moment happens to be!