Joined Jan 13 2013
I am a writer primarily, and accidental collage artist second. But since this is an art studio, I will start with art. I am self-taught collage artis who woke up in the middle of the night fifteen years ago and started cutting up paper. My collage “Somewhere,” won honorable mention in the 2001 National Collage Society’s Postcard Contest, “Wishing You Were Here.” A collage entitled “Bone Collage,” is posted in the September 2011 Hospital Drive: The Literature and Humanities Journal of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. My collage “One Woman,” is now a cover for Pushcart nominee writer Michelle Reale’s book If All They Had Were Their Bodies,” published by Burning River Press, November 2011. Now writing!---This year I was a finalist in the First Grand Tournament event through Writing Knights Press which resulted in my first poetry chapbook I See Things are Falling. At that time, I was nominated for a Pushcart prize in December 2012 through Writing Knights Press, Cleveland. I have won two Writer’s Digest awards for nonfiction (2007 Writer’s Digest Honorable Mention for a feature article entitled “Cutting Storm,” and a 2011 Honorable Mention for her essay “Flying Objects” in the 2011 Writer’s Digest competition. My poetry includes works in journals such as South Coast Poetry Journal : Issue #15 (Honorable Mention for “Focal Point” judged by writer/poet/screenplay James Dickey of the movie Deliverance fame). Much of my work centers around the "body," erosion, and movement.