When I was about 12 years old, I started sewing by hand. I was creating handbags made of denim and using different resources to make the handles. As time went on, I started to do alterations on my shirts and pants. By the time I was 18 I had created a small capsule collection to present for my high school graduation. Painting was also part of my medium and I enjoyed painting my shoes, as you can see below. I named those shoes the, "Poison Cookie Dunks," because the toe of each shoe donned a chocolate chip cookie and a fudge-stripe cookie.