I am an artist. Deep breath, there I said it.

I believe in the power of visual expression to heal and inspire.

I facilitate workshops for The Thriving Initiative at UCSB on how to make and use a visual art journal as a self-care resource.

I love speaking Italian, dream of living in Rome and am in an Italian Film Club.

I am still in love with my husband after almost 40 years together.

I am curious.

I am an introvert.

I am nervous.

I am always learning.

Sometimes I wonder what might happen if I wholly committed to being an artist first, before other responsibilities, before other relationships, before anything or anyone. The thought actually scares me.