art for beauty and soul
I am interested in creating art that speaks speaks truth, heals and comforts, inspires, and celebrates life.
I create in a variety of media, including mandalas (pen and ink, watercolor, pencil), clerical stoles, quilts, polymer beads, photographs, jewelry, printmaking, gardens, and even cakes.
I work as a speech-language pathologist for very young children with communication difficulties. They are awesome and adorable and energetic, and I love being part of their lives, and supporting their parents through the challenges of raising children with mild, moderate or even severe disabilities.
I am also a mom of two kids (a teen and a young adult), and former host mom of two exchange students from Japan. I have lived in Japan and studied Japanese. My undergraduate major was cultural anthropology. I am also a lay leader at my Unitarian-Universalist congregation, committed to environmental, racial, and social justice issues.