I have been an artist since a child. I always loved designing doll clothes and making dolll houses. I went from there to clothing design and have done that for 50 or more years. I also oil paint landscapes and did tile setting for myself and others. From there I found my way to silversmithing and have loved it so much I ended up taking lapidary to supplement my already burgeoning supply of stones. I have been a silversmith for the last 12 years and enjoy the process immensely.