John 3:16...." For God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever belives in Him should not perish but have everlasting life!!" (not a bad deal)
Catfish 19 pounds, 35.5 inches long. Sept. 8, 2001
I grew up an Air Force brat traveling to a new place every few years. As a kid I loved to draw and make just about anything. I wanted to grow up to be a cartoonist though I loved making things of wood and anything else handy. My family lived all over the States and in Japan. I graduated from high school in 1973 from Cicero High, near Syracuse, NY. I had a wonderful art teacher, Mr.DePentu who introduced me to many art forms and my first sculpture. I loved it! We moved to Charleston, SC where my dad retired after 30 years in the Airforce. There I met my husband. Jon was in the Air Force too, so off we went. We moved to Guam after we were married where we spent most of our time coaching the AF base swim team. Once back in the States I went to Abilene Christian University in Texas where I got my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. That was where under the tutelage of Arthur Williams I fell in love with carving stone and wood. After graduation we moved to Minot, ND for a short stint before Lake Jackson, Texas. Wood sculpting wasn't always easy to do with a new child and little to no facilities available so I found polymer clay and made my first Thumbprint Kid in 1983. When we retired from the Air Force we settled back in Charleston, SC to be near family. There I resumed carving my sculptures and then began to make my Thumbprint Kids again. That progressed into my cake topper figures.We attend Miles Road Baptist Church in Summerville, SC where I'm involved in the music ministry ( please come visit us if you're in the area.. call me and I'll let you know how to get there).My hobbies... I love to draw, I love to knit, I love to crochet, I really love to read (most anything but fantasy the most.. I'm into Robin Hobb at the moment), and I love to sing (though you may not want to listen). We have two wonderful children, Diane 22 who is an art student at Clemson University and Jeremy 25 who works for Mattress Firm and goes to college full time (where did the time go!), He recently got married to Michelle Tamasa, also a student. They have given us a wonderful grandson, Christian, presently 2 1/2 years old Want to see pictures?. My husband Jon works for Boeing now, on their flight simulator and does computer programing. We have been married 34 years! We presently living in Summerville, SC.