It may be that I’ve been working in my dream job for the past 25 years… really. Working as an art teacher has felt like I’ve been given a grant to inspire others through art making. Continually, students take my breath away as I watch their creative process and at the same time my personal art process reflects their influences. I’ve discovered immediate and instinctive mark marking adds freshness to a carefully composed composition and the experience is as fun as it looks. Working as a Visual Notes Artist has given me inside perspectives on different business groups and I get to converse with diverse and talented people. As a Guest Artist, I have been able to be a part of many communities and enjoy the variety of ways that people are creative.