Born and raised in Africa 76 years ago, I was blessed with big open skies, wide wild places filled with animals, nightly sounds of drums and lions and brilliantly sparkled stars.  Nature became my sanctuary where to this day I find solace and peace.

During my young adult years living in Greece, my ancestral home, I received more blessings of blazing clear crystalline light and transparent cerulean seas.  Beauty became my muse!

Beauty has been a constant companion of mine since moving to the United States in my early 20s.  I feel happy spending time in the wilderness and taking photographs of its detailed and exquisite expressions of being. 

My fascination with words comes from studying ancient Greek.  It is interesting how by combining letters we are able to form words, sentences and paragraphs, exhibiting distinct ways of seeing, understanding and the making of meaning, especially through poetry.  Writing poetry enriches my joy in life.

As for art, it is a fairly recent discovery, having fun with all kinds of materials from colored pencils, to markers, aerosols, paints, pastels, images, fabric, etc.  I feel like a kid in a candy store, marveling at the creative impulse that lies in each one of us, regardless of age.

At this point and time, I am feeling content and deeply moved by ~ cherished family and friends; treasured long solo road trips; receiving a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology; teaching consciousness-based courses and workshops at a few universities and spiritual centers; volunteering at several hospices, parks and public open spaces and last but not least by living on our beautiful and precious planet.

 

My heart is overflowing with gratitude

and a profound loving for goodness 

for the way mystery keeps unfolding this life