Majored in art in high school, attended Memphis Academy of Arts in fashion and drawing , TCU in Texas 4 semester's for sculpturing using clay, wood and stone craving, and attended TCU in Texas painting classes. My love of animals changed my direction so mostly all I do are animals, I do venture out into other subjects.
Starting in early 2000's attended Wild Acres Lapidary School in S. Carolina and William Holland in Georgia, learning wire wrapping with copper, silver and gold wire for jewelry making. Also did a class in silversmithing. I do cabbing which is cutting, shaping and polishing your stones to use in your jewelry pieces.