Today The Downtown Ithaca Alliance and The City of Ithaca including Mayor Svanti Myrick visited the studio today and gave their support. This moment got me all teary eyed. I can't believe I am standing here today with some public recognition of something I have worked really hard on, and to finally see it flourish. I never expected any of this to happen when I opened up my space. It feels really amazing to receive so much support from the community like this. I could not have done this without the loving support of my father who recently passed away last year. If only he could see this dream of mine come true. This business is the livelihood of me and my daughter, it's been many years of struggle and today it gave me hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I look forward to sharing my art along with connecting with others and giving back to the community. Thank you!!