VERA-MAE IS A COMBINATION OF BOTH MY GRANDMOTHER'S NAMES. I COME FROM A MATRIARCH OF WOMEN WITH CONVICTION AND WANTED TO HONOR THAT ENERGY IN MY LINEAGE. I FELT THE PRESENCE OF MY GRANDMOTHERS WITH ME WHILE DRIVING HOME ONE AFTERNOON AND WAS COMPELLED TO INCORPORATE THE TWO OF THEM INTO MY BUSINESS NAME. I HAVE TAKEN MANY SCENIC ROUTES WHILE CHOOSING A CAREER BUT NOTHING IS AS NATURAL AS ART. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE WITH ME.