People frequently tell Mary Lynn O'Shea how creative she is. To which she replies with a smile, "When you work hard at something every day for thirty years, you get pretty good at it." While O'Shea believes she may have been born with an intuitive sense of color, she acknowledges that the rest has been an incredible amount of work. Indeed, O'Shea has dedicated her life to art. In her twenties, she taught art at the college level. In her thirties, she made intricate tapestries that were sold in art galleries. Her forties and fifties have been dedicated to making and selling her own line of handwoven clothing. Now, nearing seventy, she has expanded her design sense to create a line of furniture and fabric that is both functional and beautiful. Mary takes great pride in her work, especially her attention to color and detail. The fabrics she uses are her own jacquard color combinations, which are the culmination of thirty years of experience in working with fiber and color.