My mother had taught me how to make small basic beaded doilies when I was young. I have since elaborated from basic patterns and designs into larger and more detailed patterns. In 2012 I took several of my finished projects to the local county fair for competition and all of them won blue ribbons. I have also joined the "Six Rivers Gallery" art guild in Hoquiam Washington. They have shown me that my beading is not just a craft, it is art.