An early memory of drawing a colored pencil portrait of my second grade teacher in the small farming town of Aurora Missouri seeps into my everyday life. The newsprint; folded in quarters and now brown with age, 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.

Photographic Images and the Written Word satisy me the most.

And on we go.

Michelle Marie Engelman Berns 2013