Welcome to my webpage. I am a parent of two great kids, Sophie (who is married to a great guy, Mike) and Chris (and our daughter-in-law, Rebecca), a wife (married to Bill Gates), an artist, a writer, a collector of Mike Piazza rookie cards and vintage buttons, a voracious reader, a mother of two pups, a Dodger fan, an altered book enthusiast, a photographer, and a life long learner.
Education B.A. Biology- U.C. San Diego M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction- Chapman University California Teaching Credential- Multiple Subjects, Art
Favorite Songs Wild Horses Sunday Bloody Sunday When A Man Loves A Woman I Can't Make You Love Me Magnificent Desperado Amazing Grace Bubba O'Reilly Hallelujah
Bands The Boss U2 Blake Shelton The Who Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
Books Crossing To Safety and anything Stegner Mistress of Spices Life of Pi The Thirteenth Tale Goodnight Moon The Dark Materials Trilogy Peace Like a River Out Stealing Horses Olive Kitteridge The Elegance of the Hedgehog Leviathan Anything Zuzak The Orphan Master's Son Cutting for Stone The Fault in Our Stars Pachinko
Food Anything that someone else makes
Motto I'm doing the best I can.
Below are some of my art pieces and a picture of my dogs, Skye on the left and Luna on the right. Skye lives in dog heaven now. The leaves are a combination of photography and Prismacolor. The book is a piece I donated to the Monterey Museum Miniatures Show. It had Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" in it. I took the picture of the flower in Hawaii on a crazy, rainy day. I made the family stop the car because I thought they were so beautiful. The fourth picture is a page out of one of my altered books, and the chairs were at the Georis tasting room in Carmel Valley. The leaf at the top of the page is from a picture I took in Rhode Island on a rainy, wet day. I used drawing and the computer to embellish my photo. It has become my avatar on many of my web sites.