Kristin Tercek began creating under the name Cuddly Rigor Mortis in 2005, hand sewing plush characters of her own design. In 2009, the artist decided to broaden her horizons by painting. No longer limited by sewing patterns, the family of CRM characters has continued to come to life in the form of cute foods, charming botanicals, and animals both real and imagined. Her work has been shown in galleries all over the world. She has been contracted by Disney to create original paintings for their WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District as well as creating a piece for Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary Exhibition that will be shown in museums around the world. She still can't believe it.