I have always been interested in art but did not pursue it until I retired. I started my art career with painting gourds and then gradually learned the technique of power carving gourds...to which added wood burning, pine needle coiling, and embellishing.   I am now a certified Powertex instructor and teach classes on powertex sculpting and painting. I have recently taken up polymer clay sculpting and love to make santas, witches, and elves.

I have always been very active and involved in my interests......as State President of Family and Consumer Science Teachers of Texas,  President of the Texas Gourd Society, and President of the Dallas Gourd Patch as well as holding various offices in Visual Arts of Prosper, and other local gourd patches.