First of all I'm not creative or have any artistic abilities. That is what my 9th grade art teacher told me, and I believed it, until I couldn't hold it in any longer and began creating...art. I had always been creative and imaginative but I didn't fit into the mold of what a teacher thought I should be doing. I was in my early 20's when I started making dolls. Yep, soft sewn plushy baby dolls. I embroidered the eyes and that is what everyone was drawn to, the eyes. When I was in my early 40's I found glass! Beautiful dichroic glass, google it if you don't know what it is. It is breathtaking and pictures just can't do it justice. When you have it in your hands you become mezmerized. So began my journey into fusing glass and making jewelry. Loved it! That led me to find out that I could paint on glass, not easy, but so fullfilling. That is how my Painted Ladies were born. They are hand painted on fused glass, usually 1" x 2", yes that's right, very small. Once again it is the eyes that everyone seems to be drawn to. I still have a hard time saying that I'm an artist but I love to paint my Painted Ladies so I am what I am with no labels and I'm fine with that.