"I spent years and years doodling - on every surface and not always very well.  I faced ample rejection (no, I didn't get into art school) and numerous setbacks (I was told I'd never be a 'professional' artist) along the way, but I slowly discovered the wonderful world of Susybee living in my imagination and things have never been the same.  One by one, each of these silly and lovable characters came to life, and together we've been painting the world with smiles."