Maple Heights, United States

I love what I do and I do what I love.. been drawing since the age of 4 now and I hope I have gotten it right. But I am still working and...

Simply put; born in Cleveland Ohio; began drawing at the ripe old age of 4 because of my mother’s wonderful little Betty Boop drawings!!
Graduated from high school on a Sunday and started at Cooper School of Art, a commerical art school, on Monday – the shortest summer vacation of my life. A year and a half later I left – 6 months before graduation.
Worked at various jobs, moved to New York for an opportunity with Pan Am at JFK International Airport because one must eat. That’s where I met my first husband and after 12 years and 2 kids, got divorced and moved back to Ohio and family… which is where I met my second husband.. it’s been 29 years together (28 married in July) and still counting!
Through all of the moves, relationships, kids and jobs – the art, like a lover, has always been there for me. I believe that realism is where I am and where I belong. There is nothing in the world like the feeling you get when something comes to life under your hands. I love what I do, and I’m hoping that you love it too. No grand imposing words.. no ethereal meaning to what I do.. it is a gift that only becomes viable through the eyes of the viewer… you.
In December of 2008 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. The good news – I’m cancer free for 7 years now!
On October 10, 2013, full legal custody of my 2 grandchildren was granted to my husband and I. The kids are so happy now..
On July 7 2016 I injured my right index finger. Ended up with a staph infection and a torn tendon. At this point in time I am still on the road to recovery and my ability to create is hampered.
UPDATE: the finger is always going to be a little wonky and it tires easily. So now I’m learning to really work S-L-O-W-L-Y.. please be patient with me.. I promise I won’t give up – ever!
UPDATE: 01-10-2019 – I’m going in for surgery on my hand tomorrow so I may be missing for a while. They’re going to freeze the joint and do some repair work on the tendons.. I hope it’s better once it heals.
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  • Age: 72
  • Joined: October 2007


More Surgeries to come

Last year I had to renew my driver’s license. Went down and everything was fine tile they checked my eyes. I could barely see out of my left eye. Eye doctor appointment and then I discover I have a rather large cataract in the left eye and a smaller one in the right. Well, I was in no hurry and the doctor didn’t seem concerned. / But then, the headaches started. So to the eye doctor a…
Posted almost 3 years – 13 comments

My Recent Absence

July 17 I ended up at the ER due to a LOT of pain. Ended up being admitted to the hospital.. went through a number of tests and it all pointed to my gall bladder… which was enlarged and infected. Surgery date was set and off I went. / After all was said and done I was told that because of all the work that had been done in that area (colon cancer, etc), my intestines had begun to adhere to…
Posted over 3 years – 15 comments

My Recent Absence

June 1 I was admitted to the hospital for surgery. / Let me preface that. During May they discovered a slow bleed.. couldn’t tell from where (and I immediately thought of cancer) so I had an upper and lower GI done which showed nothing. Next test was to swallow this capsule that has a camera in it. It takes pictures of your small intestine as it travels through all 20 feet of it.. all phot…
Posted over 3 years – 1 comments

Did any one notice my absence??

Yesterday.. I went to the hospital and had all my remaining teeth pulled (all of 15) and dentures put in. Nobody told me that I would have to wait for what felt like forever. They were doing a very complicated “jaw replacement” before me so I didn’t get into OR (scheduled for 11AM) until after 2PM. / It’s okay with me seeing as the other person is probably in a lot more pa…
Posted almost 5 years – 8 comments
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