I am the third generation to be born in the same log cabin on Middle Fork in Elliott County, Kentucky.
I was raised very simple without most childhood toys so our playground was the surrounding hills and our imagination. I learned at an early age how to carve bows and arrows that really shot with a pocketknife and whistles that worked made from Paw Paw trees.
I am the second of five children and the oldest girl. I enjoy sewing, quilting, crocheting, playing my guitar, singing, gradening, and also making my Folk Art.
In 2000, my cousin and Folk Artist Minnie Adkins, encouraged me to make and sell my art. Since then I have continuously improved and have sold pieces to people from New York to Florida and Wisconsin to New Mexico.
I love making Folk Art and do mostly animals: roosters, squirrels, pigs, bears, alligators, turtles, cats, and many others. I have recently started painting pictures of my rural past and roosters.