I am a wife and mother of three beautiful children who have been the light and focus of my life. As you can see, they are getting on in years and I am in the harrowing position many mothers find themselves in, namely, FINDING THEMSELVES! I am a jewelry designer and a SoulCollage® facilitator. I adore old black and white movies. I love to travel and find myself dreaming about Italy quite often! I am a big time bibliophile and while I read mainly non-fiction I enjoy well written historical fiction. I am a self-taught artist, learning with my children as we hand-made our holiday gifts for family and friends. Some times out of necessity and others out of my aversion to anything mass produced. I am a student of life in all of it's messy and wondrous glory!