Sandi Ericzon Bruns was born in Elmhurst, Illinois in 1942 with a crayon in her hand, and has been making art ever since. In High school she won several Scholastic Gold Key awards and was awarded the prestigious Allerton Park Art Scholarship. She attended University of Iowa on an I-Club Scholarship for art, majoring in Related Arts, Design and Textiles. At University of Hawaii she got her BFA equivalent and an MFA in Art/Printmaking. She has worked in the Graphics Departments of both University of Iowa and University of Hawaii, and still does commission work (tiny and larger) under the auspices of her one-woman company. In collaboration with co-author Anne Fenner she wrote and illustrated “Dress Smart,” now in its second edition. She currently shows her art work in Colorado at The Arts Alive Gallery in Breckenridge and had two paintings chosen for the Siverthorne Art Wall in their developing Arts District.