I received a BFA in Jewelry Design and received a Certificate from Towson State University in Art Education Kindergarten – 12th Grade in 1980. I taught middle school art in Chesapeake, Virginia for 3 years, while living in Virginia Beach from 1992 – 1995. I moved to Key West, Florida in 1996. I then became interested in fabric dyeing and sold dyed and silk painted scarves, sarongs, and small wall hangings. I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2010 and made Mardi Gras costumes for the Krewe of Iris in the 2012 parade. Currently, I am sewing leg warmers made from Nutria fur pelts. Part of the sales from these will be donated to saving The Wetlands of Louisiana.