Hello readers, Angela Murphy here. I’m so excited to be sharing with you my love for art & design!  Just a few details about me, how I got here and where I’m headed.  I grew up in a very small town in Michigan, small on culture but big on nature.  I spent a lot of my time camping with a sketchbook in hand, stealing off to remote areas and drawing.  I had a strong desire to be surrounded by art but didn’t have a direction as to how to make that kind of world for myself.  I started my path at Savannah College of Art & Design then derailed by way of life experiences living in several different states and a 3 year journey in Germany.  Then fast forward to many years later and I found my love again in Interior Design.  I graduated with a BFA in Interior Design at Harrington College of Design in Chicago.  I moved to Chicago in 2000 and live with my patient and supportive husband, my spirited and ever inspiring son and daughter, our dog Suki, 5 guinea pigs and a turtle named Tootsie.  I have been in the design industry for 12 years and love it.  I am continually learning each day and hoping to share with you some of my adventures, thoughts and ramblings while hoping to learn a few tricks from you all too! So please share, ask questions, and make suggestions because after all, this is a work in progress and hopefully a beautiful journey for all of us!