How supportive have your friends and family been in your creative endeavors? Are there any other artists in your family?
I'm so blessed to have an amazing family who has always believed in me, friends – new and old – that stand by me despite my many imperfections, and loyal fans online who give me a real sense of support and community. Interestingly enough, I am named after my great-grandmother Dorothy who was an artist. I had one cousin who was an artist (also a descendant of Grandma Dorothy) and my mom is artistic as well. It's interesting to think about talent being passed through the genes. I consider it a gift and a responsibility, as is any talent we are blessed with.