A little about me....

I grew up in Ocean Beach, a small beach community in San Diego. I am a graduate of San Diego State University where I studied art, textiles, costume design and history of theater. I have been evolving as an artist and a writer since grade school. My career has taken different turns, but I always find myself immersed in words and imagery. 

My poetry has appeared in publications such as SageWoman Magazine, San Diego Anthology, Rattlesnake Press, Gypsy Daughter Brown Bagazine, Strawberry Moon Press, A Year in Ink; San Diego Writer's Ink, Word Dance Literary Sexts, and recently appearing in River of Earth and Sky; Poems for the Twenty-First Century. A collection of ten poems, Road Warriors, was awarded the Best Unpublished Poetry Chapbook 2010, by the San Diego Book Awards Association. My first poetry chapbook, "from the earthen drum of my body" was published in January 2018, by Blue Light Press.

I have always found refuge in blurred nuances of poetry. I express my world and thoughts through the vibrant colors of the goddess. I speak in magenta, turquoise, earth tones. I speak soft, loud. I texture the canvas with shedded snake skin, bark, handcast paper, and primal desires. My art has been on exhibit in local San Diego galleries, such as the La Jolla Art Association, San Diego Watercolor Society, and the Inkspot gallery in Liberty Station.

I recently retired as a Special Education Para-professional, having worked with Special Needs high school students for 20 years. Now my creative life includes spending more time traveling, writing, painting and exploring photography. I love glamping, yoga on the beach, and celebrating winter and summer solstice. 

I was born in the  year of the tiger, and my astrological sign is cancer, an interesting combination of forces. The search for balance continues for the silent gnashing predator and the timid crab, seeking refuge among the watery edges.