Dorothy was born in Georgetown TX in 1941, two weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She grew up in Texas, California, and Missouri. She traveled for the next 20 years with her husband, Bobby, who was in the Army, before settling down into the beautiful Ozark Mountains. She started into crafts largely through books, books, and more books. She has studied widely, writing with the Long Ridge Writers Group from CT, art classes from ICS School of art, and study with art teacher Jo Rowell for many years, and woodcarving lessons with Master Carver Jack Ryan. She is a Master Crochet Volunteer and Master Sewing Volunteer with the AR EHC. For the past several years Dorothy has been teaching at the North Ark College. EDU-CE Teaching is the way she likes to share her knowledge, as well as continuing to learn from each experience.