Karen Rossi and I met in 2005 when I was walking the Surtex show. Karen had one of the brightest, most whimsical and colorful booths. While exhibiting at shows, Karen would dress in costumes to match the characters she had designed. Who could forget someone dressed as a mermaid? It's easy be inspired by her determination and to appreciate the passion she has for her work.For every artist that has a dream and the enthusiasm to succeed , Karen Rossi's journey is certainly one that can inspire the best of us to achieve our artistic dreams and goals. Connecting with other artists along our path as we fearlessly leap toward our creative goals empowers our creative spirits.