Creating with a Wild Heart, for Peaceful Change and Art
All of my life, I have been dedicated to social change, freedom from discrimination, and love of nature. For twenty years, I practiced law, fighting for employee's rights and against all types of discrimination. Then, I lived in Costa Rica for 15 years, where I managed an organic farm and painted visions of tropical scenery.
Recently, I returned to California. I was a third generation San Franciscan who grew up at the foot of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County. When I left Costa Rica, it was as a refugee with my beloved dog, Wolfey. Ours was the only flight leaving a deserted San Jose airport. My husband, Jorge, had returned to California to obtain a skilled carpenter job with the union because the economy in Costa Rica, his family's country, had taken a dive and we had lost all of our fortune.
Jorge developed a severe flu in December, which we were sure was the Corona virus. I sold most of our belongings in Costa Rica and was able to move to Santa Rosa in May of 2020.
We are living in a very small trailer, but our landlady was kind enough to allow me to plant an organic garden.
Using the container method of gardening, I have managed to plant at least a hundred fruits, vegetables, succulents, herbs and flowers. I have created art in the garden, with found items---objects which were generously donated by my neighbors and members of my community. I have created miniature landscapes, as well as unique wreaths. I have developed a plan to provide personalized floral design of gardens. I promise to create a lovely wreath or head garland which I will give to my customers, made from your own plants in your garden. I also promise to provide competitive prices to all of my customers. I do this because I am grateful for all the generosity I received upon my return to California, as well as during my stay in Costa Rica.
I have spent my whole life creating art, through oil painting, watercolors and mosaics. I recently created an art piece entitled "Strength" dedicated to nonviolent resistance, using a cross made of pine cones and rattlesnake skin. I also created a painting from pencil, pen and water colors, entitled "Homage to George Floyd".
"Your job is to discover the world and then with all your heart give yourself to it"