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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Pennsylvania, United States
Introduction I have been a Peace Corps Volunteer (Brazil), art educator, art restorer, memoir-writing instructor, newspaper correspondent, art critic, temp worker, customer service representative, political activist, and artist. I taught art and writing in public schools and community colleges for many years. I live with my husband and over the years have had numerous cats, but we are without any now. I have considered myself an artist from the time someone praised me for my pre-school crayon drawings. From drawing, I moved to painting, printmaking, ceramics and tapestry weaving, later back to drawing and painting, and most-recently to digital art. My work ranges from my humorous cow art (which I call 'visual puns') to more traditional florals and landscapes, as well as non-objective works. I will never settle on one subject or style. My desire is to explore them all. (CJ and Carolina are the same person.)
Interests Art, writing, creativity, the creative process, imagination, fiber arts, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, Brazil, Brazilian culture, Bahia, Sergipe, reading, travel, Nordic walking, nature, history, photography, crafts, Mark Twain, collecting, cats, cows, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America, Peru, Machu Picchu, Inca, Cusco, Cuzco, Andy Warhol.
Favorite Movies A Room with a View, Moonstruck, Bull Durham, Life of Brian, Catch 22, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, O Brother Where Art Thou
Favorite Music I like a little of everything and not much of anything.
Favorite Books Mark Twain, Jorge Amado, Lee Child, Linda Barnes, Sue Grafton, John Sandford, Marcia Muller, Michael Connelly, mystery, detective, police procedurals, history, politics, memoirs