art for beauty and soul
Making art makes me happy, though it can be a struggle. I love to use pattern and symmetry in my work, creating images that surprise me with their beauty. I also love to make pieces that can be used for healing or meditation. And some of my art is about be bold and self-expressed.
I create in a variety of media, including mandalas (pen and ink, watercolor, crayon, 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 committed to environmental, racial, and social justice issues.