I'm a writer who works in my home studio and also provides support and community contacts for art projects.
I enjoy sharing this large, peaceful space with other artists or those who want to explore their artistic potential or love being in a home that is filled with generations of artworks by family and well-known artists/ friends.
I'm active, optimistic, like conversations but am not intrusive.I don't inject myself into your activities without invitation and don't expect one. I don't wander into your room and start talking. In short: I respect your privacy but am up for enjoying your company.
I've spent many years hosting artists/dancers/writers/musicians as part of my life with a husband that was a painter and sculptor.
I was an art critic and arts/food writer in Tucson for 15 years and also worked from the Arizona and Texas Commissions on the Arts Poet-in-the-Schools programs. My first full-length book of poetry, "Stealing The Dog's Prozac" was released by Press 53 last year.
I've also produced, written and performed with a laugh-out-loud, true-confessions comedy group, Monolog Cabin recently.
My idea of an ideal third career is this one--hosting an on-going art salon as well as providing an oasis for retreating -and not so retreating--artists in all mediums. I enjoy the beauty of our individual differences and welcome guests of all ethnic backgrounds and sexual preferences.
Arriving here at six-weeks-old, I've grown up both in Tucson and on a ranch in Southern Arizona,
Am fairly well-traveled in Europe, Mexico and South America. I like (and accept as guests) children, cats, dogs, birds, snakes and most all other creatures. I know the hidden treasures of Tucson and like the share the insider information about "The Baked Apple" that comes from being a near-native.
What can't I do without: family, aged pug, Woodhouse, standard poodle Lily, formerly feral cat, 'Nando, art, tacos The Sunday New York Times delivered to my door and in summer,, within quick reach, a private swimming pool
My life mottos are currently:
"It's useful to be top banana in the shock department."--Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's
" Success is never final; failure is not fatal; the only thing that matters is courage."--Winston Churchill
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