It is clear to me that both the creative process and my connection to and appreciation of nature have been integral and sustaining for me throughout my life. Both came naturally and developed organically. The urge to ‘give birth’ creatively, the desire to provide a voice and a venue for artistic expression and communing with the natural elements are woven into the fabric of my life.

The uncanny ability nature has to erase regret and worry while seamlessly delivering me to a place of utter peace and calm was acknowledged early on in my life and is happily exploited by me every chance I get. In the moment, at that moment, I receive a gift… the feeling of falling into my soul, of being fully present, whether I am working the earth with my hands or providing pen and paper for the expression to come forward and the artwork to flow.

On my 60th birthday, while on a 5 1/2 hour flight to Maui, Hawaii, I finally stopped saying ‘I can’t.’

With pen, paper, and watercolor I allowed the inspiration to take over, let it happen. Desire plus action does equal results. Aligned with my purpose, connected with who I really am, I can’t wait to see what is next.

The natural world is my context and as witness to it’s staggering beauty and mysterious synchronicity, I know it is a powerful ally – one that allows me to be humbled and joyed, all at once.