I grew up in a family that valued art. My great aunt painted beautifully intricate china patterns and my father was a sculptor, designer, and musician. My initial career goal was to be a musician in a symphony orchestra, but after working with children in a summer camp as a music counselor, I decided to pursue teaching. For 35 years I taught in the public school system as a special education teacher and a middle school English teacher. In the summer of 2012, I retired from teaching and moved to the Oregon Coast, where I now pursue my passion of jewelry-making, enjoy daily walks on the beach, revel in the beauty of the birdsong and crashing waves outside my windows, and seek new adventures with my husband and three cats.
My Studio (which rarely looks this clean and organized!)