Marsha Geer Landers has considered herself an artist most all her life, recalling her love of mud, crayons, coloring books and plain paper when nothing else was available. She loved nature and its beauty and was fortunate to live in rural areas where she could wander barefooted for distances that parents no longer allow their children to trek. It was different back then. But always she drew pictures of trees, birds, animals, flowers, flood waters and sometimes people though the latter were not quite as interesting to her. She especially loved playing in the mud and perhaps that is why clay became a passion over her initial two dimensional medium of drawing and painting.