|For the first 30 years of my life I was consumed with fashion and designing my own clothes. As a child I had the best dressed dolls in the neighborhood. My mother was a homemaker and pastry cook extraordinaire. She had a creative mind and held onto every scrap of paper and cloth she came in contact with. My mother gave me free reign to use her fabric “stash” and pedal pump Singer sewing machine. I drew and designed clothes for years.
||My favorite time of year is autumn. Fall meant going back to school and with that came a fresh supply of writing instruments and paper. My favorite gift for Christmas was and will always be crayons, pencils, pink erasers and newsprint pads of paper.