To me work means getting out of bed every single morning loving what you're doing to create a life for yourself. I've learned over the years life slows down for no one. I have endured multiple lifetimes of poverty, tragedy, heartbreak and loss. For a long time I let those things define who I was as a person and I allowed those emotions to run my life for me. Today, I'm at the realization that if I do not get up every single day with the purpose and intent on creating a beautiful and better life for me, I will never have the life I want. Tragedies happen, hearts get broken, and we lose people we love often. My artwork gives me purpose and beauty at once. My work means I am able to share my gift while using this form of creative therapy to shape my future into something I desire.