I’m a Baby Boomer still collecting knowledge and skills, and sharing and teaching what I know.
After helping others for thirty years as a condo lawyer resolving and writing over 40 helpful publications, maintaining two blogs, and doing telephone consultations as well as providing other legal services to homeowner associations and the people that live in them, I retired to a life of road tripping and art.
You can find remnants of my law career online and in books, one which is still available on Amazon, THE CONDO OWNERS ANSWER BOOK, published by Source Books Publishers. I spent thirty years as a purveyor of information and solutions to people's legal problems.
Now I help people absorb more of life, embrace creativity, and enhance their inner and outer vision, while keeping things simple.
I'm a self-taught artist and teacher with training in many mediums: photography, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, Photoshop, iPhone iPad art. And I'm a writer. And I don't let things get me down.
Take the year of the Pandemic, everything changed, and everyone found themselves at home more. For me, it meant more time on my hands.
2020 was a good year to finish up projects! My most recent book is a Memoire about my a prickly relationship with my father published by Outskirts Press, called THE GREAT GRANDPA CHRONICLES. And a prose anthology was produced in Benicia this year called THE CARQUINEZ REVIEW, containing stories from local writers including a story from my Memoire. I was doubly honored by being asked to provide the cover image. These are two milestones of 2020 for me.
2020 was a good year to teach online! The pandemic isolated many people, and led to a desire to work and learn from home. Seekers of classes and art schools looked for alternatives to on-site learning, and zoom boomed! I scrambled to create classes and opportunities to share my art through this methodology, and came to love it. It affords students to see up close exactly what I am doing in a demo, and to work along step by step, and to see the images shown in high def. I allowed me to teach more widely for art centers, and serve a wider art community.
My philosophy is driven by a desire to keep things simple and have fun! To create now, all I need is the one device I always have with me. It's the best tool in the world for taking pictures, making art, dictating stories, and producing art and books. I can expand on things on the iPad and PC when at home working or teaching.
Now being a grandma (and as of November 3, 2020, a great grandma!) is an important part of my life now, and time commitments shift daily like the sands on a windy beach. I still love teaching what I know. Besides the law, and art, and raising a family as a single mother, I have insatiable curiosity and will continue to learn, practice and teach. Among the other skills, I am a Passion Test Facilitator. If you want to know more about what that means, you can check out the cornerstone website: The Passion Test.com. I live it and pave a path for others to follow and benefit from understanding it.
My life is immersed in creativity, love, and fun. PERFECT. I hope you will join me soon.
From my road trip collection.
Canada, Lake Louise
Now a Great Grandma!