This gorgeous lady is my mother, and, while she claims no special talents, she has been my inspiration, that core of steel in my spine when times are rough and I don't know if I can make it. She is that inner child with insatiable curiosity that keeps me exploring my world and all the possibilities. The gift of art may have come from my father, but the determination to pursue it and to share it comes from my mom. I love her and, as my daughter once said, I don't know how anyone lives without her in their life!!