This website is dedicated to two Berthas who have greatly influenced my life. The first is my beloved Nana, Bertha Waters. Though she grew up in poverty, she had a "make-do" attitude which always saw her through life. She culled together bits and pieces of what had been discarded, and transformed those disparate finds into the extraordinary. From her, I have learned hard work and resourcefulness. I am forever grateful to have inherited her creative vision.
The second is my 86-year-old cousin, Bertha Phillips, better known to our family as "Queen Bea". Wisdom is her crown; generosity is her adornment, and faith is her throne. From her, I have learned the power of an encouraging word, a generous spirit, and an attitude of kindness.
I salute these ladies, along with all of my friends and family members who inspire me to create, and support me while I pursue this and many more dreams.