I am a writer, handworker, teacher, artist and mom, not necessarily in that order. Actually I am not sure what order they should be in; I guess it depends on the day.
I have written 3 young adult fantasy novels, and a bunch of picture book stories and illustrations, too. I am working on getting the first one published. For the handwork part, I spin, crochet, knit, make felt and anything else I can think of. Painting are drawing are great, too. I teach at the Chicago Waldorf school.
In my 18 years of teaching, I’ve taught the nursery class, 3-4 year olds and Parent-Child classes, where parents come with their young children, mostly 1-3 years old. And this year, I’ll be teaching a mixed age kindergarten of 3-1/2 to 6 year olds aka the big kids. It has been my joy to help these little ones and their families navigate these early years which are so wonderful and challenging.
I have 2 beautiful daughters who are 21 and 25. Oh my gosh, I can’t believe they are all grown up! I also have 2 entertaining cats, Midnight and Cinnamon.