I held crayons and drew before I could hold a pencil. My formal training began in high school then UC Berkeley, where I graduated with a degree in fine arts. Life happened, After marriage and children, I went to school at UCIrvine and UCLA enjoying working with children. I infused my curriculum with art. Then one day I took an Encaustics class, the smell of beeswax and Damar resin seduced me. The depth I could get by layering and fusing thing layers of silk and handmade papers I had ecodyed. Amazing!