Hello, my name is Shakira and I am the artist behind Dark Arts Craftopedia. I am a Licensed Psychologists that after many years of practice as an Art Therapist for State Mental Health Institutes I transitioned in to a career in arts. I became a professional photographer who specializes in advertising and fine art photography. I am also a military vet and spouse. My husband and I have three beautiful boys. I find inspiration through color and travel. I enjoy teaching others and finding inner peace through the creative process.