I have been teaching art for 23 years and doing art for as long as I can remember. I have been married to Lonnie Atkinson for 25 years. We have one son, Trace, who is a 12th grader. He plays baseball for DSHS , and he loves hanging with friends. I enjoy gardening, reading, and listening to my husband play guitar. I have one rescue dog named Chili.. I LOVE coffee and SEC football, especially Mississippi State Bulldogs.