An interest in drawing buildings, as well as having a father who built houses, inspired me to enroll in architecture classes at Ball State University (one of three women in my class in the early 1970's). However, raising a small child was not conducive to burning the midnight oil. Instead, I worked my way through Ball State's business college over the course of several years, and later was employed by Ball Corp. and Boyce Design Center, where I worked with artists David Dale and Brian Gordy.
On the other side of the country, I was a member of the marketing department at Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods in Portland, Oregon after marrying an Oregonian who has been a lifelong member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, which is headquartered in Muncie.
In my late 40's, I switched from sales and marketing to library science, taking the necessary classes to become a certified public librarian. Subsequently, I worked in several Indiana libraries.
My passions include gardening with native trees and plants, ecology, and animals. I have rescued many animals and volunteered at several animal shelters. Our back yard is a wildlife habitat near the White River and the Cardinal Greenway.
Now that I'm retired, I am pursuing my longstanding interest in art (currently studying watercolor) and sharing that interest with my grandsons.
Adam, 10-1/2" x 7" Water Color
Jacob, 8" x 11" Water Color