For many years I made art in my Provincetown studio. At an inevitable crossroads, a friend talked me into visiting Baltimore in 2003. I immediately fell in love with the place: historic, artistic and most importantly, eccentric enough for me to feel totally at home. I have always been enchanted by the ordinary that blasts into “wow’ moments: Architecture, an oyster shell, a couple of tomatoes, a solitary tree in the park. Most recently, I have been charmed by Baltimore’s distinctive row houses connecting neighbors of all kinds-spaces both private and public-seen differently? the same? everyday. For 15 years I taught in Baltimore City Public Schools, ultimately developing an award winning program for elementary gifted and talented students. During that time, summer studios in Charm City became even more experimental. I am a certified instructor of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan and find that practice a great support. I love cats and dogs and the great outdoors.