IMG-0063I am a person that makes art, music, and found writing as a pastime later in life.  My preference was comfortable anonymity until I received enough “angel bombs” on my head that convinced me to start sharing my work & nuggets of wisdom I have gained on my creative journey. Hopefully, I can help other “travelers”  as it is not always an easy road to follow. There have been plenty of writers who have helped me,  As I am now retired from teaching 6th gradel science I have the time to give back as well as indulge in my passions.

A pleasant surprise, blogging has also stimulated other fascinations.  As a result, you will also find photography, poetry & other treasures I find interesting to share on my blog as well.

My home is an old farmhouse in the wine country of rural Oregon, about an hour from Portland. My companions are a wonderful man & my cats, Zander & Zinnia.  I have one son Gareth who is out and about on his own in the world.  I love my country life and exploring Oregon on foot, in a kayak & on cross-country skis.  On the way I love to bird and botanie.  In the summer I have a big organic garden.

I enjoy many creative pursuits such as playing the tenor guitar, singing in the McMinnville Women’s Choir, working in clay, drawing & working in mixed media.  The environment is of great concern to me and I blog about sustainable living at  One Sweet Earth. Here’s where you can see my artwork:


Instagram Artisan Airplants

Instagram Mixed Media

Instagram @Almost Daily Doodle


I welcome your constructive comments.