I am a work in progress, just like this website.

A long time ago, I got a degree in psychology (social psychology to be exact). I loved the independence and the ability to pursue my own passions as an academic. But there were things I didn’t end up loving about being an academic, so I changed course.

A little less of a long time ago, I managed a graphic design office. I thought I wanted to be a graphic designer, so I embedded myself in that environment. The actual work of graphic design didn’t end up feeling as creative as I wanted to be, so I changed course.

Still less of a long time ago, I went to art school. I studied in ateliers and studios in Seattle and New York, learning to draw and paint from life/observation. There’s nothing I don’t love about creating art. My heart feels whole when I have the opportunity to create. I believe in the object in art. I didn’t think my life would change course after this, but it did.

Not such a long time ago, I had a baby. I didn’t know how deeply I wanted to be a parent until I met him. I’ve had to find ways to satisfy my longing to create things as I create a life with him. Mostly that’s taken the form of playing with words, which fits in the fragments of time available to me.

You can read some of those words on this site by clicking the Parenting H link at the top of the page.

I love to work with the words of others. If you are an academic writer in the social sciences or eduction and would like to work with me on your academic project, please click the Editing link at the top of the page. You can use the Contact link to get in touch.


Something else about me: The Pacific Northwest has my heart. Mt. Rainier takes my breath away every single time.