Inspired by Gina was created after many heart wrenching life events for me and my family. I began writing in a journal to help me stay strong and healthy for my children. The journals became poems more about inspiration and life lessons God was walking me through rather than the drama I was leaving behind. On a mission trip with my church to Rebuild Lakeshore, Mississippi, from hurricane Katrina I met and heard stories from two surviving families. I was helping grout tile in both of these homes. After hearing their stories I wrote a poem on one of their tiles as a life token of this experience. I began drawing and writing on tiles since then. The title "Inspired By Gina" is about me finding my true self "Gina". The book and the tiles are my heart.