Born in Ohio, the middle child of five, I was busy creating at an early age. I never played much with dolls. I only wanted to color and cut out. With no formal art training, Tole painting fruit and flowers onto wood plaques and tinware kept me happy early in my career. But in the mid-eighties, the idea for Barbara Tease struck me like a thunderbolt. And what a roller coaster ride it has been. As in the birth pangs of a new baby; Barbara Tease was born. I hope you enjoy the silliness of my characters, as much as I have enjoyed creating them. Visit www.barbaratease.com to see more arts from me.