My name is Mirian Nieves Gilbert , I was born July 17, 1969 to Bienvenido and Maria Antonia Nieves and raised in Chicago,Illinois. I'm married to Thomas E. Gilbert a veteran of the US Navy . I am mother to a great son Benny. I'm an artist, poet, crafter. All I have learned has been self taught. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd draw the way I do or write the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.