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art for joy, not commerce
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Art for Joy - not commerce.

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~Anais Nin

"Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things." ~Okakura Kakuzo

Location: New Jersey
Occupation: Art maker, mother, journaler and teacher.
Instruments: camera, pencils and pens, computer, big empty notebooks, glue
Materials: Recycled and interesting paper, paint and ink, old books, ephemera
Sleep: most nights 9 - 4 (strange, but it's just how it is.)
Work: whenever possible and blissfully in the studio
Leisure: walking, bikeriding, movies, reading, communing with nature spirits, travel
Music: Ray Charles and too many others to list here.
Beverage: Coffee, tea
Eats: mostly organic and free range because I am gluten intolerant
Spouse: Kev
Kids: three
Dog: Barley -- now inhabiting the spirit world. . . . sniff.
to live creatively - that's the goal.

If I'm not here, you'll find me working in my studio.
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