I grew up in the small South Georgia town of Cordele, the “watermelon capitol of the world”, no less! Being a farmer’s daughter with two brothers as siblings I had to entertain myself when I wasn’t doing the usual “boy” types of things. This afforded me with the opportunity to explore drawing and painting and the world around me. Over time, I developed a love for the activity and began pursuing it seriously as a teenager. It truly is a joy!