ABOUT

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I am an illustrator, writer, and designer working full-time from a home-based studio and mobile office. I have a passion for living the digitally-analog life while educating (and learning from) my daughter. My goal is to create a sustainable, mobile life for my family while teaching others how to work successfully and independently utilizing current technologies.

I believe in art as a healing tool and an agent of change as much as I believe that you can educate anyone through play. Living my life as creatively as possible, I have been freelance for 30 years, as well as a homeschool mom for 15 of that. I hold a graduate certificate in Instructional Design & Technology and a Masters in Creative Writing (screenwriting for film, television, gaming, and animation) from Full Sail University.

SUPPORTING

My family and I believe in giving back to the world, passing our blessings forward. There are several charities that we support and spread awareness about. [ Descriptions are from their sites.]

Navajo Water Project
“Navajo are 67 times more likely than other Americans to live without running water or a toilet. Many Natives can’t get enough clean water, creating a cycle of poverty that limits health, happiness, educational opportunity, and economic security.” The Navajo population numbered 147k in 2010. Of that, 40% of the families live without running water, 44% of their children living in poverty.

Red Feather Development Group
Red Feather partners with American Indian nations to develop and implement sustainable solutions to the housing needs within their communities.

The Dragonfly Foundation
Providing comfort and joy to children and young adults with cancer as well as their families and care givers. An excellent organization.

Love146
Working against human trafficking, sex slavery and exploitation.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Fighting blood cancers. (In memory of my husband’s father, Frank.)

charity:water
Clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

PUBLISHED

The Best of Greeting Cards. (2011) Zeixz, Germany. Fourteen (14) images included in the book.

Full Sail University. (2012) The Aviator, Full Sail’s Literary Journal.
Issue 6, four submissions, two Editor’s Awards winners; art and poetry categories.

Bucket List
Moved to this post here.