Trudy was born and raised in San Francisco in the Haight-Ashbury district when the area was a family-oriented neighborhood. Her playground was Golden Gate Park where you could find her most days with her dog, on her bicycle or with friends.
She always had an interest in art. As a child, she spent a great amount of time at the museums in Golden Gate Park, getting ideas of projects to try at home.
She always had on-going projects, and signed up for many art and craft classes. This continued into her adult life with night classes. Trudy’s sister and she would show and sell their art and craft works at local shows.