Valerie Ann Teele is a mixed media artist, avid art journaler, an ambitious gardener, competent amateur chef, discriminating wino, retired interior designer and shop owner, passionate Francophile, content introvert, mom to two lovely grown-ups (a therapist and an actor), wife to a very patient CFO/COO (who takes care of all the boring business stuff), and companion to Cooper and Chloé, two Cavailer King Charles Spaniels who rule her kingdom.  Her ADD dictates that there are always many large and diverse projects in the works in various stages of completion. She happily creates aforementioned mess from her home studio, half way between San Francisco and Silicon Valley.