The creative bug infected me in the womb from rock music, the banging of a tambourine and my mom’s voice when she was in a Southern California band. Growing up I spent hours in my mom’s turpentine, infused art studio creating abstract acrylic paintings. In the dance studio, Miss Ronnie Greenblatt, a former student of Martha Graham, molded me into a dancer with the example of her long torso, “jewel on her chest”, extended arms and her fingers gently lengthening my pointed toes. After seeing a harpist on TV I asked my mom for lessons. I began pedal harp lessons with Lisa Coffey, a chain-smoking, witty, nerd beyond-her-years with a sweet cat wussified by a lulling harp. I continued playing the harp in the high school orchestra, and added the Paraguayan harp to my repertoire while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Visual and Performing Arts with an emphasis in music. As a harpist, I performed locally for unconventional events. In 2008, I took a freelance writing job with Today’s Local News in North County San Diego, covering local theatre and also reviewing Shakespeare theatre for an online site. In 2016, I published my debut novel titled Superfreak.
Inspiration comes from everywhere. Through my blog I hope to inspire you by spotlighting SoCal theatre, music, books, authors, visual art, museums and the ocean.