Tina T. Ames was born and raised in upstate NY. Classically trained in the arts, she received her degree in the late 80’s. While raising two sons with her husband – she created many businesses including a Frame Shop/Gallery, Cafe, Gift Shop and Cookie Company . . . selling them successfully years later to move into the corporate world. This break from the entrepreneurial & creative world into the corporate field did not allow time for Tina to create. A bad case of Shingles forced her to stay in bed for several months – allowing her to start “doodling” again with what she had – markers and paper. This “Gift of Shingles” as she calls it made her realize that her true wish was to return to the creative world. In 2014 Tina successfully started selling her prints, cards and card decks – all with inspirational quotes on them . . . and is now in gift shops around the country. She took a leap of faith and is now able to create inspirational art for all that seek it. See more at www.tinatames.com.