Windham County , Connecticut-
Mixed Media & Collage-
Artist, Educator, Volunteer & Animal Advocate
Survivor of 2 autoimmune diseases: Diagnosed with Crohns/UC 2007, Alopecia Universalis between Feb & May 2011 and became an ostomy person as well in Sept 2011 after a 2 month stay in the hospital.
Optimistic, grateful, reflective, observer and advocate.
2013 Sketchbook Project: The Faces of Rescue
I completed the 2013 Brooklyn Art Library: Sketchbook Project. It is a photo log titled "The Faces of Rescue" and will be housed at the Brooklyn Art Library in NY.
Excited to attend our 2nd artist community event in Narragansett RI thanks to Mimi and my cousin Doris. Last month I showed "Walls" and got some great feedback and tonight I will display "Pieces" to the group. I will be uploading some new pieces onto this site very soon. Starting a new journey with my art and I also joined the 2013 Sketchbook Project. KIA KAHA my friends.
Sketchbook Project The Secret and how to tell it
I finally completed the 2012 Brooklyn Art Library Limited Edition Sketchbook Project and went to the opening in NY. It was a great experience especially after a two month hospital stay it was a much needed outlet, looking forward to the next project. Here is the link to cut and paste to view the digital piece.
2-1-12 Our handsome TC crossed the Rainbow Bridge
We are VERY sad to report that we lost our handsome boy on the night of Feb 1, 2012. We want to thank all of you for trying to help with costs, but mostly with all your love, support, positive energy and prayers. TC tried his best to stay with us but in the end his diseases proved to be to much. They feel he had heart disease, possible lymphoma and there were issues with his kidneys and liver as well. He began to not breath well after a procedure and he went into cardiac arrest, they did CPR but did not feel they would be able to do much more. I did the hardest thing over the phone which was telling them to stop CPR, to not let my friend suffer and to humanely put him down. My only regret was I was not there with him physically but everyone says he knows I was there and I have to believe this. My heart aches for him and I will miss him everyday until we meet again. I was telling a friend how I felt a piece of me had died with him and she wrote me this which made me cry but in a way also made me feel a lot better “you did lose a piece of you.
he took a little piece of your heart and spirit with him
to always be able to find you when you can be together again someday. and he’s going somewhere new so he’ll need that little bit of security of having you with him to make it easier for him.”
TC was one of my BFF and animal lovers understand this, he was my dance partner, snuggle bug, creative muse for Power to the Paw art work, he was my behavioral challenge, support, and right hand man. I love him so much and miss him from the core of my being as do his furry companions and Liz. Thank you again to all of you especially to the Pat Brody Shelter for bringing him into my life in April 2004 when I adopted him, he was so very important to me and I will forever be grateful for you bringing him into my life and into my heart. xo
Alive, grateful and reflective
It has been a long time...it seems like forever. I recently spent 2 months in the hospital and now I am reaffirming what is most important to me in this crazy world. I have not been teaching since June of 2011 and hope to return part time this January 2012. I thought I was going to die, God knows it felt like I was. Now I look in the mirror and not only is my body physical different inside and out but my entire identity feels foreign. It is like shedding old skin and coming into a new. Perhaps my art will change as well...if I ever actual do some art. It is all swirling in my head just needs to get on a page somehow. The future will all unfold in good time, both my medical future and professional future. Maybe I will become a barista, or work with rescue animals full time who knows a lot will depend on what steps come next medically. I did take LOTS of pictures and created a photo journal of this medical adventure that started in 2007 and hit it's peak in drama July 2011, I even have brain MRI scans to use as images..who needs more inspiration than that=) Until next time be grateful for all you have..even silly things we take for granted everyday like our hair, eyebrows and eye lashes;in 4 months time I lost all of mine to yet another autoimmune disease and medication complications ..no one knows if they will come back. That alone changes your outlook on life and you begin to discover you without all the camouflage.
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The Faces of Rescue 2013 Sketchbook Project - photo log - photography - $not or sale on display at the Brooklyn Art Library, NY
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