I am from Northern California but moved to Austin to be close to family. A retired teacher, I now have an art studio at home and my work is primarily with assemblage. I love Austin because I am passionate about music and the arts. Movies are another one of my passions; especially Indie and classic film noir. I am often traveling and exploring other cultures; my family is spread all over the globe. I don't want to impose on my guests, so I keep a low profile- but I am happy to make suggestions for Austin activities or answer any questions that come up. If I am not downtown in the evenings I like to hang out in my suite and read any number of genres voraciously!