Joined Aug 25 2012
Mt. Airy, North Carolina
"The glass house we all live in keeps the wind and rain out; do not shatter it by throwing stones"
This year I had fun volunteering for the 14th Annual Riverrun International Film Festival. I worked some of the parties and had a blast. It helped me to keep my mind off of my brother who during April went back into a coma. I read the story David Conrad spoke of regarding the loss of his brother. My heart goes out to him as I too have already lost one brother and now this brother was given less than 6 mos. to live. My brother is strong in heart, soul and mind, but his body is not. Only God knows our expiration date so we take each day as it comes. I love art, music, theatre and dance. I would love to dance again if I could though. Attend a lot of local events as a volunteer for UNCSA and assist students in finding locations for filmmaking projects. Currently trying to obtain a degree in Digital Effects and Animation to combine technology with my skills and God given talent. I am not going to quit enjoying my passions and dreams just because of the obstacles, God has a plan and purpose. I Served as Secretary for the Board of Directors of The Colorado Springs Art Guild and Publicity Manager from 1993-1998. I love to sketch and paint art. I had the pleasure of being a student of Del Iron Cloud, Gloria Menzert, Tom Owen and Chuck Mendosz. Love attending workshops for art, creative writing, poetry, writing stories and poems. Bon Jovi published one of my poems in their first BSWBJ issue 1987. I am a fan of Richie Sambora and sent him a painting for his birthday in 1993 to his former home where his parents were living at the time. Private singing lessons with the Musical Director of Sierra High School. I could kick myself for not completing that. Currently, just painting, watching TV and taking care of my brother. I will finish my degree some other day. I would like to be able to afford to finish my degree through the Pittsburgh Art Institute. If it didn't cost so much, I could transfer my credits and finish it while staying at home most of the time with my brother. They have a great program that is online.
UPDATE: I am deep sorrow still for the loss of my brother who passed away! I feel so alone after being his caretaker for the past 13 yrs. and he being one of my older brothers, I have known him all of my life. He was the first Hippy in Pasadena, TX, during the 60s, and I followed him every where. I miss him so much...:(c
A year has just passed since my brother went to heaven! It seems like only yesterday. Starting to paint again and recently participated in the Mt. Airy ArtWalk. I even made my first sale on prints! :)o
This year has been the worst tragedy of my life. I found my beautiful granddaughter, Amber Marie, 23 yrs. old, dead in one of our bathrooms on May 10, 2014. My heart is so broken and some days, even now, I can't even hardly breathe. Her Spirit is still earthbound for some reason. I saw her yesterday, Oct. 31, 2014, staring at me and pulled out from across the street and has she drove past me, she looked right at me. Her hair was up, like she wore sometimes, her face was a brilliant bright white which seemed to sparkle with magnificent colors. I turned to follow her in my SUV but she had disappeared. Others have seen her too, including her friend's 4 yr. old child who stated she comes to play with her before she goes to bed. She told the girl that she hit her head and died.