Marci began her career by hand-painting floral designs on clothing. No one was more surprised than she was when one day, in a single burst of inspiration and a completely new and different art style, her delightful characters sprang from her pen! ""Their wild and crazy hair is a sign of strength,"" she thought, ""and their crooked little smiles are endearing."" She quickly identified the charming characters as Mother, Daughter, Sister, Father, Son, Friend, and so on, until all the people and places in life were filled. Then, with her own loved ones in mind, she wrote a true and special sentiment to each one. This would be the beginning of a wonderful success story, which today still finds Marci writing each and every one of her verses in this same personal way. She has a successful line of greeting cards and gift items, including calendars, bookmarks, prints, books, and more. She is thrilled to see how her delightful characters and universal messages of love have touched the hearts and lives of people everywhere.