“But thousands and thousands of people, all people, have the same light in them, have their own creative power in them, if they would only come to see it, respect it, and let it out.”
Brenda Ueland, If You Want To Write
When I approach art–any art–I approach it with the awe of creative power. I consider myself an artist in the same way I consider myself human: I’m still learning.
I am lucky to have had the opportunity to spend most of my life moving between cultures.
As a military brat and the child of a Cuban-American and a Canadian, I was exposed to a tremendous breadth and depth of human experience.
As an adult, I have continued to experience diverse stories; both real and fictional.
A few more short stories about me:
- I went to undergrad at Florida State University–initially for theater but finished with a B.A. in International Affairs.
- I went to graduate school at George Washington University for my M.A. in International Affairs and Security Studies.
- I have worked for:
- the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia
- a Japanese restaurant
- the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome, Italy
- a Mexican restaurant
- a strategic communications company
- I am now working for a web development company as a digital strategist. I like helping people be better storytellers in the digital world.
I occasionally try my hand at spoken word. I go to Latin dance classes. I participate in my spiritual community.
I believe that everyone has their own creative power, and that creative power does not have a single outlet. In fact, we find ways to express that gift in all facets of our life.
It certainly makes for interesting stories.