I love my pink bike! It gets me to school where I teach art to 700 creative kids and although it's suppose to inspire me to ride down to the farmers market to pick up fresh beets and strawberries, that hasn't happened yet.
I live in Goleta (a smaller community right outside Santa Barbara) with my husband and three kids. Being a mom of two teenage boys and one pre-teen girl is rather fun if you ask me.
They do stuff I wish I did when I was young...like play golf really well, sail in stormy seas and pitch a ball so fast it disappears.
As a young girl, my time was spent hunkered down in my bedroom drawing, painting and reading. When I did leave my room, it was to feed the horses or practice gymnastics. In fact, I loved drawing and gymnastics so much I combined the two and created my own imaginary gymnastic school called Greenwood Academy (our farm was Greenwood Farm). Original, huh? Who knew that thirty years later, I'd write a book called "Greenwood Girls" based on the stacks and stacks of "yearbooks" (loose-leaf stuffed binders, actually) that I created so long ago.
Yup. Writing and art is still what I do today.
Here's my family. Newt is sixteen, Tate is fourteen and Elly is eleven.
Every summer, we leave our Santa Barbara home and fly East to Prince Edward Island. My parents and in-laws still live there so we have a good reason for coming back. Our little cottage-by-the-sea doesn't hurt either. There it is...the blue one in the middle of the photo.