"I cannot Remember a time when I didn't draw..."
While growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Bethany's days were dominated by drawing. Whether doodling horses, or copying the drawings from her many Disney coloring books, it was easy for her parents to see what her favorite
"after homeschool" activity was. Because of this early passion, Bethany's parents decided to foster her desire to draw by making art a priority in
her education. As Bethany progressed through school, so did her art
ability. She progressed from copying coloring books to creating real-
istic pencil renderings and designing her own characters with tales
of their own.
When it was finally time to pursue college, the only choice for
Bethany was to follow her dream of studying art. After researching
many colleges, she decided to enroll in the Animation program at
the Academy of Art University. While there, she studied traditional 2D
animation, visual development, illustration, digital painting, art history,
and business. Bethany has completed her studies with the Academy of
Art, and graduated in the fall of 2014 with a BFA in Traditional Animation
and Visual Development. Since then, Bethany collaborated with Olivia Moy-sister and fellow artist- to launch The Little Sisters Studio. Together, they create illustrations, 2D animations, storyboards, and concept designs for film.
Bethany is often asked where her artistic passion comes from: "I cannot take credit for something that was already given to me. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has richly blessed me with the ability to draw. He gives different people so many amazing abilities, and He gave me the gift of art... and I am so thankful for that. I love to create, and having the opportunity to do so has been one of the greatest privileges. My goal is to create Biblical media-- animation, children's books, and even teaching materials to share the Gospel."
When Bethany was nine years old, her siser, Olivia received a little calico kitten for her birthday. While everyone welcomed little Buttercup into the Moy home, another little life also found his way into everyone's hearts. As soon as "kitten-number-two" came into the house, Bethany and Lucky became inseparatable. However, it was clear to see that Lucky was not a typical feline:
The two would often play "dress-up," which involved dressing the
little cat in a blue and red baby shirt. He enjoyed the extra warmth so
much that he would often "meow" to be dressed. When he was not
asking for his shirt (or the occasional treat), Lucky would often jump
and paw at the front door-- pushing on the handle with his paws.
Since Lucky was an inside cat, Bethany constructed a little cat-halter
out of two collars. She tested her theory, and took Lucky for a walk...
It was an instant success! Perhaps this was not strange feline behavior
compared to Lucky's other obsession: water. Whether he was sleeping
in the bathroom sink, or meowing to play in the bath water, Lucky's
affinity for water got him into trouble more than a few times with the automatic pet fountain.
Through the years, this little tuxedo cat proved to be as true as any companion could be. Just after Lucky's 15th birthday, he passed away from renal faliure. His memory and crazy antics contine to make all those who knew him laugh, especially when they remember his "much-loved" little blue shirt.