Rose took to art and writing after back surgery when her doctor told her one of the best ways to heal the back is to walk. Being laid off from work Rose's finances began to dwindle and it was holiday time. But, after having a conversation with her mother about survival she told Rose to remember how the family exchanged gifts in White Cloud. She has been creating, assembling basic found and recycled items mixed with new and writing ever since. Years of artistic expression made it clear that Rose's life would be centered upon her passion for the design of recycled art and writing.