I'm an alumni of the Academy of Art in San Francisco and have painted since I was a teen. Now I have a teen who is very talented and contributes photography to the "So Cool it's HoTT " line. I've also been a retail boutique owner and thus enjoy coming up with ideas for T-shirts and accessories. This is a fun creative outlet for me when my busy life is restircting my time at my shared art studio. I can stay up late here in my PJ's and create away!