Many of our designers had dabbled in art or design as young adults (much like Luann!). This contest was a fun way to give them a new outlet for their creative sides:
I am #362.
My name is Annie V. Nelson of Little Rock, Arkansas. I grew up designing clothes for my family. I wanted to be a model and a designer. My creation of LuAnn’s wedding dress is what I imagined from reading the comic strip and thought she would look beautiful wearing. I am 78 years old, a retired early childhood teacher and married to James Nelson. I had one child, a son, who died at age 14 years. I am a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, No, 3.