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Industry Arts
Occupation Research / Design ~ Digital & Studio Art, Writing, Published Author
Location Saint Paul, MN, United States
Introduction I am a published author. I continue to write and work on my art, both studio and digital - - pastel, collage, etc.- - Many featured here, as well as handbound limited edition books. In my younger days I worked as a fashion coordinator for a large national department store chain, ran a customer service department for a local grocery chain, and gave readings of, workshops on and taught creative writing and art to K-12th graders. I am also a former theater prop designer for local community theater. I currently work at home doing information research related to socio-political, historical information and specialized consulting, such as ; current issues of minorities, focused on Native Americans in MN, AND Decentralized Community Composting issues. My recipes for gluten, dairy and soy free cream of mushroom soup (for use in casseroles calling for such) and (most recently) Homemade allergen free margarine were recently published in LIVING WITHOUT magazine.
Interests Reading, Cooking: Allergen-free Recipe Development, Stamp Collecting, Rock collecting, Needlework, natural history
Favorite Movies Rough Magic; Connie & Carla; True Lies; Fatal Beauty; Cherry; Corrina, Corrina; Secondhand Lions; The Big Easy, America: From Freedom to Fascism; the Busby Berkley movies; Doris Day movies; Kill Bill 1 & 2; Internal Affairs, etc.
Favorite Music Leahy; Neil Diamond's Hot August Night; Ray Charles greatest hits; Chicago Chorale - Ecclesiastical selections;
Favorite Books Like Water for Chocolate; Deliveries - Richard Yee "Deliveries"; Pass the Polenta; The Birth House; A Nation in Torment; The Little House series;