Artist & Animal Communicator
Art is One Part of Who I Am
I've really been an artist my whole life - I was always that girl who hung out in the Art Room in high school! I'm always volunteering for big creative projects to promote The Arts.
I went to college, Chico State University, and earned my BA Degree in Graphic Design & Illustration. I worked in these and other related fields for a number of years.
I married and raised a wonderful family. In those days crafting was my artistic outlet. As the children grew, I began helping in my children's classes, teaching art, which reawakened the artist within me! I have, through the years, taught many children and adults in schools and in my own studio.
At some point I realized that drawing and painting animals, especially horses, was what I was meant to do! That eventually led to custom pet portraits for friends and family......which led to a career I really love!!
Animals are the Other Part
Most of my life I have owned and ridden horses. It seems to run in my family! As a matter of fact, I just love all animals - they become a part of me.
I have always been fascinated by people who could communicate with animals. A couple of years ago, I went to a Dynamite Specialty Distributor's Conference because Joan Ranquet was scheduled to be a speaker. Afterwards, I couldn't get it out of my head....so I reached out and discovered she has a whole School of Animal Communication, Communication With All Life University!! Naturally, I signed up for an online class and joined her Book Club on Facebook. I had no idea where this would take me! Then, Joan, herself a world renowned animal communicator & healer, Ted Talk Speaker, and author of several books (the list goes on...) called me up and encouraged me to follow my heart. It was the perfect time in my life - so I did!
As I write this bit about myself, I am nearing graduation and completing nearly 200 case studies required for certification at CWALU. It has been a thrilling 18 months and I can hardly wait to hang that Certificate on my wall!