Photographic Imagry along with the Written Word satisy me the most.

I have an early memory of drawing in colored pencil, a portrait of my second grade teacher in the small farming town of Aurora Missouri that seeps into my everyday life. I can still smaell the fragile newsprint; folded in quarters tucked away in my take home folder. As that drawing is now brown with age, it sits quietly tucked away in my keepsakes file, while the thought of it feeds my continuing need to create something beautiful and meaningful in this life.

I sharethese passions with you, dear reader, dear viewer.

And on we go.

Michelle Marie Engelman Berns 2014
Long Beach, California