Mickey is originally from Long Island, New York. Her art pursuites started with oil and watercolor paintings. After taking lessons with a women's group, she joined the group, and studied further through The Wet Paints Art Society. She was accepted into numerous juried art competitions. She has won many awards throughout the years. In 1984 she won Best in Show along with First Place in Watercolor at the annual Wet Paints Art Society show.
After discovering the magic of pottery, clay became her new "canvas ". She chose to get her education in clay by attending various types of workshops given by famous potters. She traveled across the country from Nevada to Vermont, not to mention New York. By putting together all the techniques learned from these potters, she discovered the unique designs
After moving to Sanford in 2013, she joined the Sanford Brush and Palette club family. She is now serving her 2nd term on the Board of Directors. She partnered curating the annual 54th Art Show. In 2018, she received Best in Show at the County Fair, and First place for clay in the 2019 Sanford Brush and Palette club show, among numerous other awards, She received Best in Show for her sculptures.