Inspiration can come from anywhere!

It all started back a few years ago when I was itching to put aside marketing deadlines for a little while, and play around with my love of art again. A few late-night sketches watching Jimmy Fallon turned into a greeting card business launched at the National Stationery Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The focus . . . Girlfriends, and how women need close friends at every stage of life.

With Modigliani as my mentor, I began to draw face after face after face. The Girlfriends greeting card line also features iPhone cases and tablet skins, and photos will be added to the Jane Rader Designs new website in April.

The moral of this story is: Do what makes you happy.