|I retired after 32 yrs teaching art & literature. 1970 Alumni of Murray State Univ.,Murray, KY. Go Racers!
I have 1 son & 5 grandchildren (including twins).
I'm an avid reader,artist,traveler,& dancer in powwows.
I've received the Jan. 2015 Golden Scroll Award for |
|poet and songwriter....my watercolor stories|
|Still dabbling and doodling.Exploring and experimenting.Perhaps I will grow into something someday.|
|Watercolor/acrylic painting (check out my first published illustrated book, THE TRAVIS TALES,by WDC's author Rose Salsman aka Chanon ). available at Amazon.com. As a professional artist,I exhibit frequently at Hannibal Arts Council.|
|Thirteen Moons, Black Elk Speaks,Sacagawea, Wuthering Heights, The Good Earth, Great Expectations,Pride and Prejudice, Wind From the Carolinas, Anne of Green Gables,Bayou, The Wayward Muse,Comanche Moon|
|Louise Erdrich, Charles Frazier, Pearl S. Buck, Jane Austin, L.M. Montgomery, Alice Hoffman, Robert Wilder, Catherine Anderson,Dr. Wayne Dyer, Elisa Lorello|
|Alfred Noyes (especially, "The Highwayman",read to me as a child by my mother..also my first inspiration to write poetry), Emily Dickinson, Alfred Lord Tennyson (esp:"The Lady Of Shalott")|
|[Tim Robbins..."Loss is imaginary. Nothing ever disappears in the universe; it only changes form."] [Rumi..."The morning breeze has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep." ] [John C. Campbell Folk School..."I sing behind the plow."]|
|Robbie Robertson,Brule,Robert Mirabal,Douglas Spotted Eagle, Nakai,Dylan,Stones,Steelheart, Josh Groban, B.J. Thomas, Teddy Thompson,Phillip Phillips,Michael Grimm,Judy Collins, Carly Simon,Joni Mitchell, Adelle, Loreena McKinnet/ Folk, Blues, Celtic|
|Against A Crooked Sky, Last of the Dogmen, Under the Tuscan Sun, Lorna Doone, Rich In Love, Chocolat, Bennie and Joon,Blue Butterfly,Shakespeare In Love, Dog Of Flanders,Avatar,Girl With the Pearl Earring,Don Juan Demarco,A Cool Dry Place,Songcatcher|
|Longmire, Merlin, PBS Masterpiece Classics: Downton Abbey,The Paradise, Poldark, PBS Masterpiece Mysteries, The Good Cop.|