March 2017: In 2013, my hubby and I moved to Kauai. We lived there for 2 1/2 years and loved every moment of it. During our time there, I fell in love with the countless roosters that freely wander the island. As a result, I rebranded and became Island Rooster Designs. However, we’ve been off-island for a bit now and after much thought, I made the decision to return to my original name – design by cherie.
Around 1993, I used a computer for the first time. It was love at first site. Erm, sight. A few short weeks later, I’d gone from keyboard novice to full-blown addict (as our AOL bill would attest – yes, this was back in the days of being charged “by the hour” to go “online”). I immediately gravited to graphic design and that Christmas created a “chocoholic survival kit” for my mom complete with custom designed labels and insert. If you’re fortunate, you sometimes can crash land smack dab into the middle of something that you’re actually quite good at. For me, this was graphic design and eventually, web design.
As the years went by, my love affair continued. Before long I was neck deep in html and creating one website after another. For free. Just for fun. It occurred to me one day that I could make a living at this so I hung out my web design shingle and haven’t looked back since. That was quite some time ago and I’m still here – playing around with html and marveling daily that I actually get paid to play.
When I’m not creating websites, I can be found nose buried in a book. Or rather, face to my Kindle. I love to read and my current waiting-to-read list is well over 950. Pathetic. But because insanity loves company (or something like that).. here are a few links so you too can fill your Kindle with hundreds upon hundreds of deliciously satisfying books. For free. Pixel of Ink, Inspired Reads
But I’m not just an avid reader, I also love to write and am working on my first full-length novel. I hope to have this finished and self-published
by the end of 2017 before the next ice age.