About Ann

As an all-around mixed-media artist, I have a passion for quilting, designing and building theatrical costumes, writing and painting. My love and fascination with colorful and unique jewelry have transformed from a personal hobby to a mission. I live in South Florida and enjoy gardening and spending time with my daughter.

In 2012 I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus and it seemed only a natural progression that my creative hobbies would grow into crafting for a cause. Everything on this site is inspired by my love of butterflies, my Afro-Caribbean heritage, my commitment to being a Lupus Warrior or a combination of all three. There is currently no cure for Lupus but finding a cure begins with hope. Together we can put hope into action. 10% of the proceeds from the items in The Purple Collection will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America.

I’d like to think it was my passion for creating that sparked by daughters’ ingenuity and I thank her for her support and for sharing her amazing skills with me by designing and building this website.

To learn more about Lupus and the fight for the cure, visit: http://www.lupus.org.

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