When I spend time in my studio working hard to create beautiful artworks I carry a happy, grateful smile on my face. I do this because there was a time when my future ability to do art was temporarily threatened by an accident that happened to me at the age of three. Luckily, God had other plans for me that day. He wanted me to become the artist I am today. I am most grateful.
During that time, my brother and I were playing together in his room. At some point, I decided to hide behind the door. Because I did that, my brother thought I had left. As I waited for my brother to come to find me, I gripped the door’s edge. Not aware I was hiding behind the door, my brother came over and slammed it shut. My right thumb got caught in the door. Shocked, I screamed! Quickly, my brother opened the door. My right thumb was freed. Unfortunately, my right thumb was hanging by a thin piece of skin.
Luckily we made it to the hospital in time. In fact, the doctor exclaimed that because I was so young my bone would fuse back together again. I was able to keep my thumb as well as got the surgery. My thumb was good as new after it healed. I am so thankful that I still have my thumb to continue doing what I admire most. Making art. And that is the story behind my grateful smile.
Please, enjoy these beautiful artworks in all their unique splendor. I am happy to share them. Find these pieces for purchase at the online art shop. Go ahead and shop around. Find the piece that makes you smile. Feel free to contact me with any questions.