I got started in art on a trip to Macedonia. I was inspired by a window display I saw there, a beautiful mixed media installation that sparked my imagination. I was inspired to do something similar. I made my first set, and immediately started getting requests from friends and family to make them their very own. My sister was one of the most insistent, and eventually I relented and made her a set of her own.
A year or so later my sister was moving to Idaho and invited me to come by and help with her garage sale at my parent’s house. What did I find her selling? My paintings that I had made for her! I ended up buying them back, for $10 no less, and decided that I should probably start charging for my work.