A Happy Place with Happy Things!



I love to share my art, and to help others who are endeavoring to make the world a better place. A few years ago, as part of a fundraiser for a dance academy in my hometown, I got the opportunity to draw a full-scale proscenium and characters from The Nutcracker. The academy was built by the father of American ballet icon Willam Christensen, the founder of Ballet West and the San Francisco Ballet. It was Willam who brought the full version of The Nutcracker Ballet to the U.S. It was an honor to meet Willam’s daughter, Roxanne, and have her pose with my art.

Hearkening back to my fifth-grade experience, a few years ago I founded a company called Hearts and Hands Wish Dolls. Each of our soft-sculpt Wish Dolls is lovingly crafted by volunteer seamstresses and then gifted to a child, elderly person, or shut-in who needs to know that someone cares. For more information or to find out how to get involved, please contact us.

Once Upon an Angel Paper Dolls have been delighting kids of all ages since 2006, and our Hearts and Hands Paper Dolls since 2012! We love helping kids celebrate themselves and the gift of life. And, as always, we love partnering with both public and private entities as we endeavor to help abused and neglected children and those with terminal diseases.