In What Makes My Heart Sing my story is my artist autobiography and begins with my family background and where I grew up then follows into the connection between music and art, and then the pondering question of what an artist might look like and how they might feel. Readers will be taken along my journey as an artist, music lover, entrepreneur, writer and face painter as I share my adventures, travels, insights and reflections.
What Makes My Heart Sing was on display by ReadersMagnet at the New York Library Association Annual Conference and Trade Show in 2022.
My hope is that my book will give my readers motivation as artists in reaching their own goals – and by learning how I overcame self-doubt and limiting beliefs, they will realize their own unique gift is worthy of sharing with the world. I couldn't have written this book without the constant presence of the Holy Spirit guiding me.
I studied fine arts and graphic design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and have exhibited my work in art shows including solo exhibits. I have been a member of various art leagues and associations and have had the pleasure of leading the popular paint nights. In 2016, my Healing Hearts Tree painting was used for the front cover of a booklet for grieving children. My favorite medium is watercolor but when creating abstracts, I use acrylics.
Select gift shops along the Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California sell postcards of my Redwoods sketches. I credit my Humboldt County collection to the local photographers for the inspiration. Check out my art gallery!
I established my face painting business in 2009, and work at corporate events, grand openings, birthday parties, special events and I also work onboard cruise ships touring the Caribbean islands. My face painting services also includes henna and temporary glitter tattoos. Only high-quality cosmetic face paint products are used.
There is nothing more enjoyable to me than seeing a smile on the face of the child sitting in my chair. That is such a rewarding experience!