I was going through some tough times in my life and discovered that drawing was my way to escape. A few years ago I got a touchscreen laptop and my husband got me a great painting program. When I had a bad day I would just start to draw and paint on my my laptop and found sanctuary in my art. I started sharing them with friends and I kept getting requests to paint their pets. It made me feel good knowing that others appreciate my work and they were willing to pay me. That is how Cartoon Your Memories started and how I escaped depression.