How I Got Started

I've been "creative" ever since "creation." Made my Barbie's clothes and jewelry. Covertly wore every piece of jewelry I could squirrel out of the house without my Mom's eagle-eye detection. Busted soooo many times. I taught stained glass for a few years, but am not a natural teacher and have no patience for those that will not try. It's okey. I learned to paint with some of the modern renown, Greg Kondos and Phyllis Shaffer. Set that aside when my most beloved parter was besieged with cancer for the third time. He didn't make it, but I'm still here with another direction. Decorate the body instead of a canvas. It works for me and is much more in the moment. Anyway, it's all good . . .


So, you may ask why my Grandmother's photo is on the first page, well, I think is pretty obvious, she was a unique individual. She wasn't a snuggly, cookie baking, knit-me-a -sweater Grandmother, she ran around with a cigarette in a holder and a snake in her blouse, yeah she swam against the current. So, whenever I feel unsure of my direction, or question my ideas, I ask my self, what would Lola do? La-la-la-la Lola.