But the most precious research to me came from the paperwork filed on behalf of my grandparents and great-grandfather. The ship's manifest showed that they could read and write. I am still emotional when I look at those boxes checked yes.
Motherhood changes everything.
You never know when some small thing will lead to a big idea. Travel is very inspirational - but it's in the ordinary that I find my themes of love and work and family.
I come from hardworking, determined people on both sides of my family... the kind who live with a hard reality from which much strength comes.
I love rhinestones, faux jewelry.