My meandering life path and curiosity have provided inspiration for a vivid and varied creative life, allowing me rich experiences: "back to the land" child in 70s rural northern California, student of painting and printmaking at Grinnell College, traveler and worker over the years in Europe, Central America, Africa, and Asia, graduate social work student in New Orleans. In each context there were new visual experiences, influences and techniques to explore and absorb. I've worked in stained glass, print making, fabric, abstract painting. Currently residing in a house of my own design, I practice psychotherapy in a Tennessee college town. My latest passion is paper cutting.