Patty Palmer has built a successful online business around art education. She has been teaching art to children in the classroom setting for twelve years and decided in 2009 to share her lessons online. What started out as a venue to share ideas quickly and seamlessly grew into a business. Deep Space Sparkle (DSS) is recognized around the world for providing art inspiration, teaching resources, and project ideas. Thousands of teachers and parents have taken Deep Space Sparkle art e-courses and over twenty thousand people have purchased DSS products. Patty holds her own Deep Space Sparkle conferences and is sought after to speak at other art and education conferences. She is a master educator and savvy businesswoman who has an eye for great design and a keen awareness of what parents and educators want and need in this space. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her husband and three children.