I live in Concord, NC, close to Charlotte. I have been an artist and photographer since childhood. I have had a 35+ year career in ER/trauma starting as an ER nurse and closing as a trauma director. I am making the transition in 2022 to full time art, baking and writing. I have admired so much of the art shared on this site and look forward to being much more involved here now! I love the Cookie Connection!