As long as I can remember I have always worked with some form of craft, usually starting with a reclaimed or recycled material. After taking a painting class decades ago, she has been painting in different palettes and mediums. I finally landed on wood and gourds, and have worked stained glass into my projects. Ruth and Walt moved to Arkansas over 25 years ago and she has worked as a full time nurse for over 35 years. She continues to show her Christmas ornaments and home decor at Christmas Showcase in Little Rock every year.