Hello, I'm Rose!
I've studied at Pasadena Art Center and California State University Fullerton, earning degree concentrations in animation and illustration. On the side, I took as many art classes as possible and developed skills in ceramics, sculpture, metal casting, printmaking and various other crafts just for the sheer enjoyment of it. I interned at Cartoon Network Studios and later worked as a prop and set designer for many film projects. I also earned teaching credentials and worked as an instructor of beginning drawing, intermediate drawing, watercolor and oil painting at Mission: Renaissance fine art academy.
Eventually, I married into the military life and now get to move to cool new places every few years, depending on where the job takes us. I now work primarily from my home studio as an artist and illustrator. Besides managing this Print-on-demand shop, I also offer my crafts at TursiArt.etsy.com, and sell my work in gift shops, galleries and festivals.
When I'm not creating art, I love spending time outside exploring the natural world. I volunteer with the North American Mycoflora Project, foraging in the forest for interesting fungi to catalog and DNA sequence. You can learn more about the project here: http://mycoflora.org
I also love reenactment events such as SCA, EMP and renaissance festivals. A lot of my crafts are inspired by the things I learn via living history.