I first painted Sophie on a red and white streaked canvas. I didn't know where she would lead me on that day she was brought to life, but I took her with me to a place where she was seen by many and from on the wall where she was hanging in a space filled with art projects and people, she caught the eye of more than a few and charmed them enough to encourage me to learn her stories. I now look for everyone's stories and try to picture them in the fewest words that bring the most meaning, though people who know me would say that I have to be epic all the time! Life is good. Not easy, but good. And I hope that in writing, drawing, presenting, performing and sharing, I can bring some good into the world for others to share!
VELMA ALLEN FITZGERALD CRUMP