I started making
books when I was 7. I started organizing special events in my backyard
then too. My favorite toy was a Little Kiddles light box where you
could trace designs. I created and sold my own comic books in middle
school and designed sets for plays in high school. I was the editor
of the high school magazine and yearbook. I was editor of the yearbook
and weekly weekend magazine in college (Ball State). In other words,
I was born to do this job.
I have been
working toward to this goal with unwavering single determination
and focus since my first box of 64-count Crayons. (except for that
brief interlude in the 2nd grade when I wanted to be a gypsy
I could wear long skirts, sandals and lots of noisy jewelry). When
I sold my first set of mimeographed copies of my poems to a
friend, I knew I was hooked on the business. By the time I toured
the newspaper plant with Girl Scouts, I was committed.
here I am.
books and drawing pictures, holding carnivals, selling books, inviting
everyone to come over
and feeling my pulse beat fast whenever
I see a 64-count box of crayons.
I also have three children and a husband who is my business partner.
I seldom design
But I do dream
in 64 colors.