From as far back as I can remember, creativity has been a constant in my life. I come from a family of artists – both performance and visual – so it was only natural that as soon as I was old enough to focus on one activity for any period of time, I decided to become "an actress" (she says with a very low, sweeping bow.)
I was all about performance art – theater, musical theater and even a stint with mime. I immersed myself in performing up and through high school where I attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Theater was my life. However, the thought of spending what could potentially be years fighting through auditions for my next paycheck wasn't really how I pictured life after graduation.
So, I packed my belongings and headed west to Fort Worth where I entered the elementary education program at TCU. After just one year I felt so far out of my element that I decided to dabble a bit in the visual arts for the first time. I took a beginning design class. Then, a beginning drawing class.
And, I was hooked.
After graduating from TCU in 1997 with my BFA, I moved back to Dallas to further my portfolio. I have been here ever since, creating as much as I can, as often as I can, and even doing my best to carve out a little time now and then for mime.