Fiber Artist, Martha Simpson, graduated from Tufts University and received a Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Gifted Education. She taught and developed programs for Gifted and Talented students in local school districts and loved it. With three children facing college and graduate school, Martha shifted gears and went into financial services, where she worked for more than thirty years. During that time Simpson continued to dally her feet and fingers in right brained activities. She did crewel embroidery, stitchery, needlepoint, blackwork, rug hooking, braided rugs, and mixed media. Then, about 2008 Martha fell in love with felting and decided this was her passion. Simpson studied among the best in the field. She made beautiful creations, often replicas of what she had been taught. Martha saw botanical prints of leaves on felting and knew she had arrived. Eco or botanical printing made an image that she had never thought could be more beautiful. Simpson began to create like never before. Not someone else’s pattern but an image of mother nature’s glory. Simpson’s work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.