has been enjoying a creative phase of life inspired by the people and environment of Orcas Island. Poetry and visual art are her primary interests since retiring from a career in education and counseling. Teaching poetry and memoir writing, as well as coordinating writing activities on the island, are greatly satisfying. In the realm of art, she is exploring various media including monoprinting and collage.
In her writing, teaching and art, it is the process, with all its creative surprises and discoveries, that she finds most rewarding.